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Dr. Bree Picower to Speak at Upcoming International Conference on Education and Social Justice

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The International Conference on Education and Social Justice offers a unique space for movement building around such questions as we highlight research, curriculum, and initiatives, develop innovative resources, build networks, and nurture hope. This 10th Conference focuses on fostering conversations about works-in-progress to develop our collective capacity to critically self-reflect, collaboratively theorize, and courageously build.”

Dr. Bree Picower, Associate Professor in the Teaching and Learning Department, will be presenting on a panel entitled “New Books to Intervene in White Supremacy and Teaching. She will be sharing from my soon to be released book, Reading, Writing, and Racism: Disrupting Whiteness in Teacher Education and the Classroom. The book examines how curriculum choices can perpetuate White supremacy, and suggests strategies for how schools and teacher education programs can disrupt and transform racism in education.

Dr. Picower was awarded the Scholar Activist of 2013 by the Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG of the American Educational Research Association. Her co-edited book Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Counternarratives of Critical Practice examines patterns of institutional racism by amplifying the voices of non-dominant teacher educators. Her previous book, a co-edited collection of essays called What’s Race Got To Do With It? How current school reform maintains racial and economic inequality is available from Peter Lang Publishers. She is also the author of Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets which explores a developmental continuum toward teacher activism. She has taught in public elementary schools in Oakland, California, and New York City.