“What Should Minnesota Teachers Know About Race?”

submitted by lensmire@augsburg.edu

Thursday, November 5

2:00-3:30 p.m, CST, online

Free and open to the public

Description: This dialogue will consider things that Minnesota teachers should know and be willing and able to do in relationship to the state’s colonial and White supremacist past and present. Participants include Waziyatawin, a historian, activist, and author of numerous books on Dakota history including What Does Justice Look Like? The Struggle for Liberation in Dakota Homeland; and Augsburg University’s William Green, a historian, professor, and former superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. This conversation is organized by the Racial Justice in Professional Education Task Force. The task force is charged with examining how our college frames racial justice in the preparation of education professionals, as well as with investigating the ways that racial inequities are embedded in our college’s structures, policies, and practices.

Please direct questions to vichet@umn.edu