Race, Dis/ability, and the Specter of Violence in College Classrooms

MAR 03, 2017 | 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4406: English Student Lounge

WHEN:

March 03, 2017: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

The specter of the “potentially violent” and “disturbed” student – i.e., the dually racialized and assumed-to- be-dis/abled student – hangs over so many classroom experiences. This talk/workshop co-facilitated by Jennifer Polish (English) and Peter Waldman (Urban Education) will explore the racialization of dis/ability in college classrooms, drawing connections between this racialization and the schools-to- prison pipeline. Through this, the main thrust of the event will be to enhance teachers’ abilities to generate and come away with both enhanced knowledge about dis/ability in the classroom and take-aways for anti-racist, anti-ableist teaching practices.