Social Justice and Civic Engagement
Welcome to the Wabash Center's blog series:
Teaching for Social Justice and Civic Engagement
- 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?
Instructions for blog writers and vlog makers:
The instructions are focused on written blogs, yet the same principles apply to vlog creation as well.
- Honorarium: Writers will be provided with a $100 honorarium for each blog or vlog post that is published on the Wabash Center website.
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One photograph: a luminous dark body curved in upon itself, hands pressed to head. One photograph, chosen in haste and shown as part of a recorded lecture in theology class this spring. That’s all it took to bring me face to face with my own racism, and to trigger ...
In my early Caribbean childhood of the 1960s and 1970s after leaving England, the country of my birth, stories surrounded us. Often, they were whispered and overheard in partial, redacted fragments, or they were spit out into the air with force, the words ricocheting off the walls and buildings of ...
In striving to craft a trauma-informed pedagogy while teaching about social justice, my reflections have often circled around a central question: When is it appropriate to use tragic and traumatic current events as examples of injustice in the classroom? I’ve been pondering this question for the last few years, ...
One of the realities that the pandemics of the past eighteen months have brought home is how the different life situations of students change the impact of collective trauma on their bandwidth for learning. For some of our students, when the world ground to a halt, they found themselves with ...
On March 30, 2020, Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died a week after being pinned to the ground by police officers in Rochester, New York, where our school is located. This incident sparked protests, with some former and current students serving as public street chaplains, providing prayers and spiritual support and ...