Teaching in Troubled Times

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

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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?...

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-...

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-...

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...

Community Reflections During COVID-19

Event Description

During times of crisis and disruption, it’s natural to default to very practical and immediate concerns. These are important. But as instructors, we also care about our students as people and as members of families and communities facing a multitude of challenges. We want to create conditions for them to thrive, even as we ourselves are learning to adapt to new and unfamiliar challenges. How do we ground ourselves in what’s important for each of us and our values, when everything is being upended? How do we sustain ourselves, meet the ever-changing needs of our students--...

Difficult Knowledge, Trauma Informed Pedagogy and Safe-ish Spaces

Event Description

Violence and trauma are all around us—fatal shootings by police, sexual violence, family separations, addiction, abuse, displacement of refugees. Often, these situations give rise to individual healing journeys and collective efforts to create change. But the pain and loss embedded in them also have a damaging effect long after the events have passed.

We invite many difficult experiences into our classrooms, historically intimate and distant, often through written and visual text depicting traumatic events and experiences. At the same time, we have many students...

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...