Teaching in Troubled Times

Researching/Teaching in Troubled Times 4/30 and 5/7

As we move towards the end of thesemester, we invite you to join us for two timely conversations, one focused on research impacts during COVID-19 and one focused on teaching. Both will center issues of equity, inclusion, diversity and belonging. The programs are intended as open-ended, peer conversations
for participants to talk about their experiences, ask questions, and
share ideas and resources with colleagues from across campus. We hope
you will join us. If possible, please RSVP so...

Squeezed on All Sides: Economic Pressures Facing Berkeley Students

Event Description:

According to a July 2017 nation-wide report, 60 percent or more of the total cost of attending a college or university comes from expenses other than tuition, and the cost of living for college students has increased by more than 80 percent over the past 40 years. In a high-cost area such as Berkeley, affordability is especially acute and impacts many aspects of students' lives beyond the financial: housing and food insecurity, commute time, mental and emotional health, the ability to pay for course materials, working for money vs. doing research or taking...

More Than Words: In Conversation with the Language of Racial and Social Justice-Making

About

Commitments to the work that connects diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, anti-white supremacy and abolition work, are deep and rich. Each of these terms also have motivations and genealogies. During this event there was a discussion focused on unpacking the relationships between these frameworks and how they help us better understand and situate the work and the questions that they generate. When we think about the relationships that we hope to foster with and between students, how do we use these frameworks to inform our practice?...

Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Event Description

In higher education, we want learning to be relevant to students’ lives, but how often do we explicitly incorporate students’ lives--who they are, what they know, where they come from--into our teaching and research? How do we take an asset-based approach, drawing upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience for everyone? What does this look like across different disciplines and what's at stake?

Panelists:...

More Than Words: In Conversation with the Language Of Racial and Social Justice-Making

*Update*

The event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 2nd, 12-1:30pm on Zoom. If you previously registered for the event, we kindly ask that you confirm whether or not you can attend the event on the new date on this Google form.

About

Commitments to the work that connects diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, anti-white...

More Than Words: In Conversation with the Language Of Racial and Social Justice-Making

*Update*

The event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 2nd, 12-1:30pm on Zoom. If you previously registered for the event, we kindly ask that you confirm whether or not you can attend the event on the new date on this Google form.

About

Commitments to the work that connects diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, anti-white...

What to Do If ICE Comes to Campus: Rights, Recommendations, and Resources

Event Description:

The ongoing national conversation about immigration status lies across a bipartisan political landscape, but recent statements made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan indicate that enforcement will be significantly increased and specifically target California.

In response, across the U.C. system broadly and at U.C. Berkeley specifically, procedures and recommendations have been shared as to how we can best prepare to support all members of our undocumented community. However, there are understandable questions...

Back Together: What Did We Learn that We Don’t Want to Lose?

*Update: the workshop will be held virtually on Zoom, and not at the Multicultural Community Center (MCC). After the event, we will host a small gathering with lights snack at the MCC Everyone who has registered will receive the meeting information on Zoom. For any questions, please email Amy Scharf.

What revelations have teaching, learning and living during...