Education at the Intersections: Brookdale Faculty Discussion Panel
Thursday, April 14
Throughout the past two years, the number of challenged and banned books has outpaced previous records. In February, the Wyoming State Senate passed an amendment to defund the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of Wyoming. In Florida, the “Parental Rights in Education Bill” prohibits “[c]lassroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity. . .” Utilizing the “divisive concepts” template, the Georgia State Assembly recently passed HB1084, which would limit discussions of race in the classroom. Across the nation, challenged and banned books and challenges to curricula from elementary to higher education that cover race, gender, and sexuality are not just in the news– these efforts are having an impact on educational access and the lives of individuals. Join Brookdale faculty and students for a discussion that will center the relevance of W&GS curriculum in our current moment and consider the implications of the ongoing push to ban books and classroom curricula that represent the experiences of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ communities. Panelists include: Professor Roseanne Alvarez, English; Professor Kathleen Kennedy, English; Professor Brian Oland, Psychology; Diditi Mitra, Associate Professor Sociology; Professor Jane Scimeca, History; Assistant Professor Judi Ungar, Library; Shayla Ward, English Instructor.
The webinar is sponsored by the WILL Academic Program.
This event is free and open to all.