Social Justice and Civic Engagement

Welcome to the Wabash Center's blog series:
Teaching for Social Justice and Civic Engagement

Blog/Vlog writers will address such questions as:

  • What methods and strategies are effective for teaching against Islamophobia?
  • How does one engage difficult questions about social justice in contemporary classrooms?
  • What have I learned about student learning as it relates to the topic?
  • What are important considerations when designing courses and teaching in relation to questions of social justice and civic engagement?
  • How are faculty able to engage in questions of student formation as they intersect social justice and civic engagement? 
  • What fosters or impedes student learning for social justice and civic engagement?
  • What discoveries have you made as a teacher about the issues you routinely face in teaching for social justice and civic engagement?

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Having practiced on my first-year students for a few years [Race in the Classroom #1   Race in the Classroom #2], I felt brave enough to add several readings on race at once to my junior level course, Is God Dead? It was a good time to do it because I was revising ...

Talking about race in the classroom makes me nervous. What if a white student says something awful and I don’t know how to handle it? What if I don’t know the facts? What if something blows up and I end up in big trouble? And isn’t it ...

For Gloria Anzaldúa, the borderlands are rooted in US-Mexico geopolitics in which the border wall is both a socializing project and an everyday policing structure. Although Anzaldua’s activist hermeneutic of the borderlands has a state of transcendence in view, it remains politically grounded given that her experience with ...

I’m teaching about race more and more these days. That wasn’t my plan. My training is in ancient Greek philosophy and I used to love teaching Aristotle and Plato. But things changed. Ten years ago, the ancient thinkers were great at helping the first-year students at my small ...

Before I address the racism I experienced at Columbia Theological Seminary, I would like to introduce myself to those reading this. My name is DeNoire Henderson, I am a 26-year-old African American woman born and raised outside of Atlanta in two small towns, Stone Mountain and Snellville, GA. I received ...

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