Making Teaching Materials Anti-Racist FMN
Continuing from SABER Anti-Racist Book Groups
This group arose from the Summer 2020 SABER Anti-Racist book groups, organized around reading Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Anti-racist. One outcome of the book group was an interest in making educational materials for biology courses anti-racist. This group is designed to support those activities.
Dates & Location:
The virtual kick-off will be held in mid-Sept, 2020 (date and time TBD). The FMN will continue online to support the customization and implementation of activities in your course during the Fall 2020 semester.
Commitment and Benefits of Participation:
Participants in this FMN share a common background of having recently been in a book group discussing I.X. Kendi's How to be an Anti-racist and following up on that experience, are interested in making their educational materials anti-racist. Based on previous FMNs, the suggestion is to choose one or two educational materials for adaptation, and plan to incorporate the selected materials into at least two class periods (or equivalent) in their teaching during the Fall 2020 semester. Participants must also be able to commit ~1 hour per week for working with mentors and collaborating with other participants around the customization and implementation of the teaching materials. Additional time outside of these discussions may be required for independent work on adapting and reviewing modules.
More Information and Questions:
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kristin Jenkins at kristin'dot'jenkins'at'bioquest'dot'org.