Faculty in Conversation Series: Teaching the Fragments -- Shared Learning as Antiracist and Decolonial Practice with Willie Jennings

by Poorvu Center: Faculty Programs and Initiatives

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Mon, Oct 18, 2021

12 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The Faculty in Conversation Series: Antiracist Pedagogy brings together faculty to listen, reflect, and exchange ideas. Each session features a Yale instructor who incorporates antiracist practices into their teaching and whose work is highlighted on the Poorvu Center antiracist pedagogy webpage. Associate Professor in the Yale Divinity School, Willie Jennings will engage participants in a discussion of Chapter 1 of his book, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging, which is an exploration of the fragments of colonization that have shattered our worlds. Jennings will facilitate a discussion of the question: How might an instructor decolonize the syllabus and the hierarchies of a discipline to ensure student belonging? Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and reflect on how the practices translate to their classrooms. This lunch hour event has been moved to Zoom due to Yale restrictions on eating and drinking inside buildings on campus. The first 20 registrants will receive a copy of Jennings' book ahead of time.

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