Shawn Grant - Borough of Manhattan Community College
Angela Polite - Borough of Manhattan CC
Many college students of color do not feel a sense of belonging at their institution. Inclusive initiatives in higher education are often just words with no real actions developed to address the systems that perpetuate inequities or usher in change. Inclusive teaching practices frequently do not address underlying justice issues by proceeding from an equality perspective, that all students are equal regardless of their backgrounds or identities, as opposed to equity. Diversity efforts often give the semblance of inclusion without giving voice to those whose voices have been marginalized. The work of anti-racist pedagogy is action oriented. Effective training in the implementation of anti-racist pedagogical practices provides faculty and staff with the tools to help recognize and dismantle racism in all its forms. In this workshop participants will explore best practices and strategies for creating anti-racist pedagogy professional development workshops for faculty and staff to promote student belonging and equity.