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Gutman Library Book Talk - Brave Community: Teaching for a Post-Racist Imagination

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gutman Library
Open to the public, Book Talk,

Registration is required. There are 500 seats available.

Please register here: bit.ly/BraveCommunity


At the core of the intractability of racism is the persistent cultivation of our collective ignorance of it. This book argues that this cultivated ignorance compels us to support a status quo that we abhor. We are stuck because we cannot imagine a world beyond racism. We are also stuck because engaging with issues of racism with others usually produces immense acrimony and little result. The author responds directly to this challenge by introducing Brave Community—a research-based and learner-tested method that leverages learning as a vehicle to increase the bravery and empathy that we need to both imagine and pursue a world beyond racism. It is an approach that can be used by educators, administrators, cultural workers, human resources professionals, community leaders, and others. The text includes effective practices embedded in vivid portraits of learning across higher education, K–12, and cultural institutions. Now as ever, we need effective tools for creating a shared understanding of the relationship between racial justice and democracy. Designed to be immediately applicable, Brave Community teaches in clear and practical ways how anyone who wants to tackle racism can do so, and help others to do the same.

The author, Janine de Novais, Ed.D.'17, will be in conversation with Aaliyah El-Amin, Ed.D.'15, Lecturer on Education at HGSE.

This event is open to the public and will be in person (Gutman Conference Center, E1). Please register at bit.ly/BraveCommunity


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Myanne Krivoshey