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The Racialization and Reimagination of Teachers of Color: Resisting Pushout from K-12 Schools

April 18, 2018, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location University Hall - 7th floor conference center
SponsorDepartment of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education; Education for Justice; Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project; Center of Pedagogy; Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal; Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency; and Department of Secondary and Special EducationPosted InCollege of Education and Human Services
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The Critical Urban Education (CUE) Speaker Series is a biannual event bringing leading scholars to Montclair State University. The CUE Summit is a daylong intensive experience for Montclair State students, graduates, local teachers and the broader community bringing national scholars of urban education to campus to provide lectures and workshops on their areas of research.

The summit will kick off with a performance by Newark elementary school students, local youth spoken word poets and DJ Justis.

The keynote, The Racialization and Reimagination of Teachers of Color: Resisting Pushout from K-12 Schools, will be delivered by Rita Kohli, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California-Riverside. Even teaching in predominantly white profession, the toll it can take on their mental, emotional and physical well-being, and how it can lead to pushout from the profession. Kohli will also outline the strategies teachers of color have used to collectively cope, heal from and resist racism; thus, reclaiming their deserved place as educators in K-12 schools.

Following a communal lunch, participants will have the opportunity to attend two rounds of workshops lead by urban education scholars. Topics will include: ethnic studies; trauma and healing; supporting teachers of color; social justice STEM; teaching with hip-hop and spoken word; and teaching critical theory.

The day will close with an opportunity for reflection, networking and the return of DJ Justis.

Professional Development hours are available to those who attend.

Preregistration is required for this event.