Equity and Excellence Lecture Series

Past Lectures
Monday, October 12, 2020: Cultivating Genius By Addressing Anti-Blackness In Classrooms

Come learn from and engage with four distinguished panelists on the topic of addressing anti-Blackness in classrooms. Sharing perspectives from early childhood, elementary, and middle/secondary classroom contexts, each panelist brings a wealth of expertise informed by their own research and teaching. This year, we will be joined by four distinguished educators as they discuss anti black racism in the classroom.

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Distinguished Educator Panel
Dr. Nathaniel Bryan – Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Miami University
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad – Associate Professor of Middle and Secondary Education, Georgia State University, Author of Cultivating Genius: A Four-Layered Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy
Dr. Eliza Braden – Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, University of South Carolina
Akiea Gross – Founder of Woke Kindergarten

January 23, 2020: Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Archeology of the SelfToward Sustaining Racial Literacy in Teacher Education

Individuals who develop racial literacy are able to engage in necessary personal reflection about their racial beliefs and practices, and teach their students to do the same. Racial literacy in schools includes the ability to read, write about, discuss and interrupt situations and events that are motivated and upheld by racial inequity and bias. Sustaining racial literacy across the life span is possible by engaging in an “Archeology of the Self” – an action-oriented process requiring love, humility, reflection, an understanding of history, and a commitment to working against racial injustice.











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