San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy series will focus on instructional strategies and unique teaching methods centered on emerging social justice issues. GSU faculty from various departments will discuss their discoveries, realizations and methods used to integrate current social justice issues into classroom activities while creating engagement, motivation and inspiration to GSU students.
Student and Professor Positionality: Talking about Sensative Racial Topics
in a Racially Diverse Classroom
Guest Speaker: Dr. James Ainsworth, Associate Professor of Sociology at GSU
Dr. James Ainsworth will addess issues related to student and professor positionality in racially diverse college classrooms. Questions to be addressed include:
- How does the race of the professor shape how sensative racial topics are received?
- How might students from different racial backgrounds response to such topics differently?
- Should the educational goals in college classrooms vary depending on the racial composition of a given classroom?
- Why are discussions of racial injustice and inequality increasingly important in contemporary America, and who is left out of these conversations?
- What can be done to more effectively educate college students about race relations?