The socially conscious pedagogy series began in 2017 with a workshop and panel on addressing race and racism in the classroom. The series was ignited by interest and passion for developing teaching practices that are responsive to a range of oppressive and marginalizing forces in society. The series has included programming that explores the ways educators enact socially conscious practices and highlights the experiences of doctoral students of color teaching in the CUNY classroom. Using arts-based methods we have also explored educator positionality, convened a panel on destabilizing disciplinary canons, and co-constructed a teaching zine across the disciplines.
The Fall 2019 part of the series concluded with a collaging session where educators reflected on their pedagogical development in relation to their identity and experiences.