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'Black Man/White Tower: The Promises and Pitfalls of Representation and Power in the Classroom'

Wednesday, 01 March, 2017

Bryant Keith Alexander, Ph.D., professor and dean at Loyola Marymount University, will present “Black Man/White Tower: The Promises and Pitfalls of Representation and Power in the Classroom” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Pere Marquette Gallery in DuBourg Hall.

The event, hosted by The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, is part of the center’s year-long focus on inclusive teaching.

In this performative presentation, Alexander will share a series of short autobiographic vignettes about being a Black/gay/male/professor/administrator and consider how issues of race and gender identity have the potential to circumvent and reorient issues of power, while also empowering the potentials of pedagogy (e.g., what to teach, why to teach, and how to teach) through the personal in educational spaces. The session will conclude with a table exercise on teacher-student positionality in the classroom.

Full-time faculty, part-time/adjunct faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Registration for this event can be completed online.

 

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