This guide contextualizes racism and antiracism within the United States and aims to provide the Merrimack Community with an introduction to resources on understanding and confronting racial injustice.
Lovecraft Country Lesson Series
We've been inspired by the show Lovecraft Country to create a series of classroom-ready lessons related to topics featured on the show! Our lessons center Black voices, Black history and Black struggle and like everything we do, we hope these lessons can inspire young people to go out and make a better world. We are experienced classroom educators who have learned a lot about teaching "outside the textbook" over the years and we are dedicated to bringing our students real, relevant and crucially needed info about important topics. If you've ever wondered "Why didn't they teach me about this?!" while watching, check out these lessons we’ve created to go deeper and learn more! We will be updating these lessons soon. Contact us if you’d like to create lessons with us!
Addressing Inequalities in Education through Policy, Research, and Practice || Radcliffe Institute
"We are in the midst of an education crisis, greatly exacerbated by COVID-19, that is preventing many children from reaching their full potential. These gaps are most acutely felt by Black and brown children. The speakers in this program discuss inequalities among social groups in schools and society, with a focus on racial, economic, social, and cultural differences, and the role of education in the lives of all youth, including African American men."
Prudence L. Carter, E.H. and Mary E. Pardee Professor and dean of the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
Christopher Chatmon, director and chief executive officer, Kingmakers of Oakland
Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education
For information about the Radcliffe Institute and its many public programs, visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/.
Equity, Antiracism, and Remote Teaching and Learning Strategies - University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Antiracism in Higher Education: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi || Radcliffe Institute
The Chronicle convened a virtual event to discuss how colleges can address the persistent maladies of race and class in the United States. The event was hosted by Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Scott Carlson, a senior writer at The Chronicle, and included Devin Fergus, a professor of history and Black studies at the University of Missouri at Columbia; Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities; and G. Gabrielle Starr, president of Pomona College.
Some of the issues facing higher education start well before college; many racial and class disparities originate in — or are exacerbated by — the public school system. To a great extent, higher education depends on the schools, yet funding and other gaps among districts are stark, and the cultural and practical distance between school and college vast.
Hosts Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Scott Carlson, a senior writer at The Chronicle, and a panel of experts to discuss key questions:
How does inequality in the K-12 school system complicate the mission of higher ed?
How can colleges work more closely with school districts to address racial and class disparities?
What else will it take to build a stronger pipeline to college?
What can college leaders do to make sure the new academic year is as responsive to concerns about equity as it is to the emergency? How do they evaluate existing remote programs and courses for access and inclusion? What support systems are needed to help instructors with that goal?
Goldie Blumenstyk, a Chronicle senior writer, will host a a panel of experts to offer advice to provosts, deans, and other senior administrators as they establish the policies and institutional requirements to keep student equity at the heart of a college’s mission, even in unprecedented times.
In the final session of The Chronicle’s 2020 series examining race and class in higher education, a panel of students, faculty, and administrators from around the country will share their experiences and explore the ways colleges can make good on the promise of greater equity and inclusion.
In the midst of a global pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of color and a national movement to protest systemic racism in American life, The Chronicle is convening a series of dialogues on race, class, and the role of higher education in promoting equity.
The conversation continues with a panel of student activists from diverse backgrounds and with differing viewpoints. Our co-hosts Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Sarah Brown, Chronicle senior reporter, will examine students’ calls for change within and beyond higher education. Join the conversation as we explore:
What students want from their colleges and other social institutions
Their strategies and tactics to advance those causes
If and how, in a racially polarized society, it’s possible to build bridges between groups
Dr. Nadine Petty, UNH Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity, joined us to discuss her team's initial steps toward establishing a more open, equitable and inclusive community at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Petty joined UNH in August of 2020. You can watch the recording here!
"#CiteEdDevBIPoC is an effort to highlight the accomplishments of Educational Developers (those who work in Centers for Teaching and Learning, or those who help and transform colleagues’ and universities’ teaching and learning practices) who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. This list is particularly interested in articles speaking to an audience whose job is to help instructors in higher education improve their teaching."