What’s Race Got To Do With It?

NYCoRE is pleased to announce a monthly popular education series called “What’s race got to do with it?” The goal is to open a space for educators and educational activists to make connections between race and local and national school reform. What role does race play in school closings? High stakes testing? The proliferation of charter schools? Each session will focus on a specific current trend in neoliberal school reform through the lens of race and racism. By examining theoretical readings, mainstream media articles as well as local grassroots responses, session participants will discuss and uncover the complexities of these issues. Together, we will work to create tools that can be used by activists to insert race into our ongoing campaigns on educational justice.

The meetings will take place the 2nd Thursday of the month and will be facilitated by NYCoRE members Edwin Mayorga and Bree Picower. Edwin is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center whose research focuses on the social construction of Latinos and its impact on their educational experiences in New York City.  Bree is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University whose research has examined the role that race plays in how White teachers conceptualize students of Color and their communities.

THESE SESSIONS ARE FULL!  THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Schedule:
Locations TBD
Thursday, February 10th, 2011-Session 1: What’s race got to do with SCHOOL CLOSINGS?
Thursday, March 10th, 2011-Session 2: What’s race got to do with HIGH STAKES TESTING?
Thursday, April 14th, 2011-Session 3: Topic to be determined by session participants
Thursday, May 12th, 2011-Session 4: Topic to be determined by session participants
Thursday, June 9th, 2011-Session 5: Pulling it all together

THESE SESSIONS ARE FULL!  THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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