Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Anti-Racist and Social Justice Pedagogy Programs

Our center looks to principles of diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression to inform the development of our faculty and staff programming, community partnerships, and academic and co-curricular offerings. Through these efforts, we aim to both improve and promote within our own staff and the broader community, awareness of and appreciation for differences including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, documentation status, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability.

The CEL is continuing to commit to providing faculty development programming around Anti-Racist and Social Justice pedagogy so that we may better live our Jesuit mission and respond to and fight against structures of systemic racism that effect our students, our community partners, and our world.

We are offering the following programming and also open for further innovations:

 

Fall 2020 Programming

Social Justice Pedagogy Group

As conversations around social justice and anti-racist pedagogy intensify on the national level, the CEL invites you to take some time to think about how you can cultivate a just classroom environment through how you teach, as well as what you teach. Join us for a reading group on social justice pedagogy on Zoom

 

Race Talks Faculty Discussion Group

In the wake of the important national conversation on systemic racism that this summer brought to the forefront, the CEL believes that it is even more important to think about how these issues effect our work. Join us for a bi-monthly reading group of Derald Wing Sue's Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race. This book debunks the most pervasive myths using evidence, easy-to-understand examples, and practical tools.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Susan Haarman at shaarman@luc.edu 

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Faculty Drop-In Discussion Circle

Co-sponsored by the Acting Assistant Provost for Academic Diversity, Center for Experiential Learning, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, and Student Academic Services

These monthly gatherings will be a chance for faculty to share successes or challenges they experience with teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. This group provides peer mentoring, support and practical solutions for classroom situations. It is intended to be responsive and flexible based on the themes emerging from the group and it will supplement (and not replace) ongoing didactic training opportunities. There is no set curriculum for the DEI teaching and learning community. Participants are not obligated to attend every session offered.

 

Summer 2020 Programming

White Fragility Reading Group

In the wake of the important national conversation on systemic racism that this summer brought to the forefront, the CEL believes that it is even more important to think about how these issues effect our work. 

Join us for a summer reading group of Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism. This group will focus on how white fragility acts as an impediment to having productive conversations about structural racism in and out of the classroom.