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From Wenches to Loud Black Girls: Primary Sources as Bridges to Contemporary Courageous Conversations

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

autherine lucyc bethany powell

Join us in this free webinar as Dr. Jean Swindle demonstrates how primary sources can be used to engage students in critical Contemporary Courageous Conversations. Addressing issues of social justice in the classroom can be, in many teaching contexts, controversial. To examine and critique the status quo, students are asked to challenge their preconceived notions of what is “normal” or “just the way things are” and often, cultural distance, complicity, ignorance, white guilt, and more make these conversations challenging in K-12 settings. However, primary sources provide tools through which educators can frame these conversations rooted in the past and use them as bridges to address current critical social justice issues.

Using the Courageous Conversations protocol, educators can address racial disparities through safe, authentic, and effective cross-racial dialogue. This session will demonstrate how primary sources can be used as bridges in courageous conversations and how to map historical events and narratives onto contemporary issues.

For further information and to register free of charge see here. 


Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Rockford University
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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