We hope your break was restful and your Spring semester is off to a good start!
The LSJCS reading group will still be meeting on the last Wednesday of each month this semester from 11:30pm-12:30pm in PAR 312. Our first meeting will be on January 31st, and we will discuss the first chapter of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. We are treating this meeting as a brown bag lunch, so please feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy it while we discuss literature, pedagogy, and community based learning and social justice initiatives.
The schedule for the semester’s meetings is below. We will post the readings for the meetings in Feb., Mar. and Apr. here and in the resources section of the website once we have determined what they will be. Please feel free to email me with any suggestions at email@example.com.
January 31st: Paulo Freire– Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Chapter 1)
February 28th: Michelle Alexander– The New Jim Crow (Chapter 5)
March 28th: bell hooks — Introduction to Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
(Note this meeting is at 3pm on a Tuesday) May 1 @ 3pm: “Should I Give Up on White People?” — George Yancy, “White Fragility, Anti-Racist Pedagogy, and the Weight of History” — Justin Gomer and Christopher Petrella, and, for the lucky few with time and energy to spare at this point in the semester, this longer article: Toward a Decolonizing Pedagogy: Social Justice Reconsidered — Carlos Tejeda and Manuel Espinoza