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Faculty Learning Series 2011-2012: Transformatory, Community-Based Teaching For Racial Justice

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Rose Brewer, faculty member at the University of Minnesota will lead a workshop entitled “Transformatory, Community-Based Teaching For Racial Justice.”

Students are engaged in communities through socially meaningful, community-based action research, civic engagement and service learning projects. The question is how is this most effectively done? Key to the process is critical teaching: creating the critical classroom. Thus teaching and research become collaborative, structured in deep relationality with community partners. Students work closely with community organizations that are organized by and for these communities.

This work connects readings, reflections, writing, and the actual community-based research and engagement. This is not easy work to put into practice; nor should it be. Workshop participants will come to understand pedagogically that they must work in alliance over time with the communities involved in the common work of building movements for social change.

Co-Sponsored by: Office of the Provost: Curriculum and Learning & Social Justice Initiatives, the Social Justice Committee & Civic Engagement Committee

This workshop is open to members of the University community only.


Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by emailing

Email: Carolyn Comisky at: