Teaching Against Erasure

Date 11/12/2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Location: Zoom
REGISTRATION OPEN: go.rutgers.edu/registerTAE

Teaching Against Erasure (TAE) is an initiative organized through the collaboration of educators, scholars, and advocates dedicated to social justice and inclusivity. Our public workshops bring students, teachers, scholars, community organizers, and researchers together to promote sustainable inclusivity in classrooms everywhere. Each session in this two-part educational development program reminds us that human complexity and diversity are the basis for healthy and productive learning environments. Grounding ourselves in the “it takes a village” approach, we lean on community building practices to help educators develop pedagogical methods that support safe learning environments for all learners. Our inaugural program includes multi-session instructional workshops in the fall and spring of the 2022-2023 academic year. Our virtual fall series is focused on thematic workshops led by scholars, community leaders, and veteran teachers. These pilot sessions will emphasize strategies for integrating content focused on Black, LGBTQIA+ and Dis/Abilities studies material into the existing New Jersey core curriculum content. Teachers may choose two different sessions to attend. Our spring series will include thematic dialog-based workshops designed to help teachers and students think through the benefits and challenges of grounding classroom practice and school culture in inclusivity and social justice. Participants will think critically with administrators about strategies for sustaining their inclusive practices long term. Special thanks to TAE sponsors including the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the Departments of Africana Studies, American Studies, History, and Urban Education, and the Disability Studies Program at Rutgers-Newark. Note: The views presented by the facilitators in Teaching Against Erasure (TAE) sessions are not necessarily those of the organizers and/or sponsors.