Assignment Design for Social Justice Education

The work of social justice requires you to get proximate. Nothing done in the abstract will create anything mindful of change
Dr. Victoria Robinson speaking on 'Just Mercy' by Brian Stevensen
In terms of us thinking about social justice education. How do we make this happen in our classrooms... not just in terms of material that we're thinking about and that we're teaching but also [through] the students in our class... [How] do we find a middle ground what to teach, what can be explosive if its not done well.
Dr. Ula Taylor

Event Description:

In this discussion, Berkeley faculty from a variety of disciplines talk about instructional strategies and assignments they’ve developed to help students understand and confront contemporary concerns, and shared their experiences tackling thorny topics. Professors interested in bringing social issues into their course(s) but not sure how or where to start or professors already teaching about social justice looking for ideas and support attended.

Questions explored:

  • What does social justice pedagogy mean?
  • How does one design for social justice?
  • What does this look like across different disciplines?