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CUESEF 2020 - Crisis Pedagogies: Communities, Education, and the Public Good

Registration is required. These events are free and open to the public.

We are living in hard times. This year has seen unprecedented levels of turmoil due to rising alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic with the most vulnerable populations experiencing the hardest impact. While COVID-19 did not create political, social, and economic injustices that have come to define American life, the virus has surfaced them. In addition, extrajudicial and vigilante killings of Black people have sparked global uprisings at a scale unseen since the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Both COVID-19 and anti-Black state violence lay bare racialized inequities. As Pricilla Borkor, a Brooklyn protestor described in Time recently: “It’s either COVID is killing us, cops are killing us, or the economy is killing us.”

Underexplored in this moment are schools and schooling which bear out the realities of education as sites of power and control. Hence, this year’s Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF), takes a closer look at how various communities – youth, parents/families, community members, teachers, and administrators – have been affected in the wake of these crises. With this year’s theme, we hope to foster deep thinking about (in)justice and (un)learning in the U.S. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, more specifically. A related aim is sharing ideas and strategies for intervention and change that insist on life, equity, and liberatory education as essential to the public good.

All five dialogues are free and open to the public and will be moderated by author and activist Marc Lamont Hill. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend all sessions. You will be contacted via email with the login information two days prior to each forum with the webinar login information.

 

Teach the Teachers - Youth Panel

July 2, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Aaliyah Brown, Chrissy Carter, Christa Sims, Harmony McDonald, Kahlil Darden, and Nekiya Washington-Butler.

 

Care-Giving and Circles of Support

July 9, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Amber Thompson, Angel Gober, Brittani Murray, Lori Delale-O'Connor, Maria Searcy, Medina Jackson, and Windafire.

 

Community Perspectives: Health, Faith, and Action

July 16, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Dara Mendez, Dustin Gibson, Kelvin and Rhonda Bullock, Nekiya Washington-Butler, John Wallace, Tim Jones, and Walter Lewis. 

 

Toward Critical Pedagogy: Teachers and Teaching

July 23, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Amil Cook, Janet Niethamer, Kari Kokka, Kiona Hatchin, Monica Ruiz, and Muffy Mendoza.

 

Planning for Black Futures: Leadership and Policy Perspectives

July 30, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Cecil Price III, Phillip Woods, Linda Tillman, Monica Lamar, Muhammad Khalifa, and Terri Watson

Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More dates through July 30, 2020

Virtual Event

CUESEF 2020 - Crisis Pedagogies: Communities, Education, and the Public Good

Registration is required. These events are free and open to the public.

We are living in hard times. This year has seen unprecedented levels of turmoil due to rising alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic with the most vulnerable populations experiencing the hardest impact. While COVID-19 did not create political, social, and economic injustices that have come to define American life, the virus has surfaced them. In addition, extrajudicial and vigilante killings of Black people have sparked global uprisings at a scale unseen since the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Both COVID-19 and anti-Black state violence lay bare racialized inequities. As Pricilla Borkor, a Brooklyn protestor described in Time recently: “It’s either COVID is killing us, cops are killing us, or the economy is killing us.”

Underexplored in this moment are schools and schooling which bear out the realities of education as sites of power and control. Hence, this year’s Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF), takes a closer look at how various communities – youth, parents/families, community members, teachers, and administrators – have been affected in the wake of these crises. With this year’s theme, we hope to foster deep thinking about (in)justice and (un)learning in the U.S. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, more specifically. A related aim is sharing ideas and strategies for intervention and change that insist on life, equity, and liberatory education as essential to the public good.

All five dialogues are free and open to the public and will be moderated by author and activist Marc Lamont Hill. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend all sessions. You will be contacted via email with the login information two days prior to each forum with the webinar login information.

 

Teach the Teachers - Youth Panel

July 2, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Aaliyah Brown, Chrissy Carter, Christa Sims, Harmony McDonald, Kahlil Darden, and Nekiya Washington-Butler.

 

Care-Giving and Circles of Support

July 9, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Amber Thompson, Angel Gober, Brittani Murray, Lori Delale-O'Connor, Maria Searcy, Medina Jackson, and Windafire.

 

Community Perspectives: Health, Faith, and Action

July 16, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Dara Mendez, Dustin Gibson, Kelvin and Rhonda Bullock, Nekiya Washington-Butler, John Wallace, Tim Jones, and Walter Lewis. 

 

Toward Critical Pedagogy: Teachers and Teaching

July 23, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Amil Cook, Janet Niethamer, Kari Kokka, Kiona Hatchin, Monica Ruiz, and Muffy Mendoza.

 

Planning for Black Futures: Leadership and Policy Perspectives

July 30, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Cecil Price III, Phillip Woods, Linda Tillman, Monica Lamar, Muhammad Khalifa, and Terri Watson

Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More dates through July 30, 2020

Virtual Event

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