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Academia: Being in Community With Lauren Anderson

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Black liberation is inclusive. It honors us as individuals and as a collective community. It’s freedom from capitalism, imperialism, White domination, heteropatriarchy, ableism, racism, and etc. In order to free ourselves, we have to tackle the interconnected nature of all of these forms of oppression.

Lauren Anderson

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Event Description

This inclusive workshop aims to facilitate your transition into PK-12 and higher-education as educators. In this workshop, we will discuss institutional and structural inequalities and how they exist to reproduce the status quo. Furthermore, we will collaborate on ways in which you can prepare and create space for your work as an educator despite institutional barriers. Lastly, we will discuss ways for you to create and sustain community while navigating your educational institutions.

Who Is This Event For?

Due to the nature of this workshop, everyone should find this conversation accessible that is interested in PK-12 and higher-education.

Event Goals, Hopes, & Outcomes

Outcomes:

  1. Participants will understand the process of getting into higher-education in order to jumpstart their path into PK-12 and/or higher education.
  2. Participants will understand the process of becoming an educator in PK-12 education.
  3. Participants will understand the process of working in higher-education.
  4. Participants will understand the historical background of education in America and how institutional and structural barriers are institutionalized across and in institutions.
  5. Participants will know how to create and sustain community while in their institutions

Once participants leave the workshop, I hope that they feel that they have received an adequate amount of information to transition into education at the PK-12 and/or higher education level while remaining true to themselves as individuals and as collective communities from diverse backgrounds.

Event Length

1 hour

Event Date and Time

Wednesday, October 21, 1:30-2:30 PM PT

How to Register

Dear Reclaim UGLY Family, we love all of you. However, this event is only for Black people. Thank you for supporting us to love and nurture each other in private. For other ways to get involved, check out our sacred emergent gathering spaces and join our mailing list for upcoming events.

Register directly on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academia-being-in-community-with-lauren-anderson-registration-125838726017

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/272411520678446

Presenter Bio

My name is Lauren Anderson. My background is in PK-12 and higher-education. I’ve worked as an educator in elementary education and as an admissions officer at several universities. Currently, I am an instructor and doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. My research interests are: racial and gender equity in PK-12, institutional and organizational change and teacher diversity.

“As a Black woman, I understand how my intersections as a Black person and as a Black woman from a working-class background plays a crucial role in how I navigate society. Due to institutional and structural racism/classism/heteropatriarchy/ableism, folks that are at these intersections will encounter barriers that will seek to limit their full humanity.
Through my own experiences as a working-class Black woman, I want to help others navigate academia and/or PK-12 education while seeking to remain whole in their humanity. Often, educators of color and students of color will find themselves on the fringes of these institutions because of the institution and structural barriers. For many of us, we want to create change because we know that change isn’t optional. For many of us, negotiating our identities isn’t optional. We have a right to take up space and I want to be apart of that work for those individuals that are wanting to take up space in education.”


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