Who We Are
The Loyola University of Chicago School of Education embraces the diversity of our school community and that of the city of Chicago, the nation, and the world. The Diversity Committee is charged with encouraging and supporting diversity in all areas of the School of Education including:
Retention and recruitment policies
Faculty and staff development
This committee is comprised of at least three full-time faculty members, one staff member, one graduate student, and one undergraduate student.
Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum & Instruction
Senior Academic Advisor
|Date & Time||Event||Subject||Location|
|April 10, 2014
|Book Club Meeting||Troubling Education: Queer Activism and Anti Oppressive Pedagogy by Kevin Kumashiro Preview
||WTC: Lewis Towers Room 1030|
|April 11, 2014
|Student feedback on how School of Education can better recruit and retain a diverse student body. RSVP||WTC: Corboy Law Ctr, Room 212 OR
LSC: Quinlan Life Sciences Building, Room 203
Regular committee meetings are open.
- February 20th - 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (LT 1050)
- March 20th - 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (LT 1030)
- April 24th - 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (LT 1030)
Please e-mail OiYan Poon (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding future Diversity Committee events or Committee meetings.
- 02/13/14 - Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings: Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century Students
- 01/06/14 - Book Club Meeting - Education Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action, And Policy By Gloria Ladson-Billings and William Tate
- 02/16/12 - Book Club Meeting - The Street Stops Here by Patrick McCloskey
- 02/01/12 - MLK Celebration with Van Jones
- 11/18/11 - Transformative Education Presentation
- 10/06/11 - Book Club Meeting - Colormute by Mica Pollack
- 09/30/11 - Faculty and Staff of Color Luncheon
- 01/10/11 - Book Club Meeting - Can We Talk About Race? by Beverly Tatum
- 11/11/10 - Brown Bag Lunch - Graduate School Diversity and Recruitment
- 10/22/10 - Dr. Angel Harris Lunch - Social Inequality, Policy, and Education
- 10/08/10 - Graduate School Institute on Diversity
- 09/24/10 - Brown Bag Lunch - Asian American Family Life
- 08/25/10 - SOE Student Orientation - Social Justice Myths
08/19/10 - Focus on Teaching: Fall 2010 - The Many Faces of Diversity at Loyola University Chicago
03/26/10 - Brown Bag Lunch - Role of Students in Women Faculty's Tenure Track Journey by Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly
02/26/10 - Brown Bag Lunch - SOE Student Panel on Climate of Diversity
02/05/10 - Black Law Students Association: Annual Race & the Law Symposium
01/29/10 - Brown Bag Lunch - "The Truth About Martin Luther King"
01/27/10 - MLK Luncheon w/Michael Eric Dyson
01/27/10 - MLK Keynote Lecture: Michael Eric Dyson
12/02/09 - Research Colloquium - Working with Microaggressions in Counseling (PDF)
11/20/09 - Brown Bag Lunch - Cultural and Spiritual Strength of Native American Women (PDF)
10/30/09 - Brown Bag Lunch - diversity_2009.10.30_Fiske-Obama.pdf (PDF)
This is a summary from a student who read the book during the Fall 2013 semester:
Kumashiro discusses two theories for being an activist that he calls "education that is critical of privileging and othering" and "education that changes students and society." I think these two frameworks are important in being a social justice educator. As a teacher, I have a duty to be critical of various forms of power and privilege while providing my students with the necessary tools for success. Kumashiro states three important concepts from these theories.
- I have a task to manifest in my students consciousness and empowerment to know, understand, and critique personal actions that lead to social transformation (p. 48).
- I have a task to not only teach students about oppression, but to encourage them the to change it (p. 47).
- I have a task to produce a discourse in students that challenge hegemony (p. 50).
What I appreciated from Kumashiro is the fact that he provides us with some concrete examples of how to be leaders for social justice, especially in an educational setting. Throughout the course, we've been talking about what and how this looks in a more practical sense and Kumashiro helps us understand this through his own experiences and an educator.
We look forward to a dynamic and engaged conversation!