Racial Literacy Roundtable with Dr. Chance Lewis ☆

October 10 will kick-off the first session of this semester’s Racial Literacy Roundtables Series (RLRs), originally developed by Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and English Education MA students Emily Carman (’10), Lauren Gengo (’10) and James Kang (’10) to supplement the English Education diversity class and provide another meaningful platform to talk about teaching in a diverse social and cultural contexts.

Now in its third year, the series will feature six sessions facilitated by emerging and established scholars, as well as TC doctoral and Master’s students. The semester’s first RLR session will be facilitated by Dr. Chance W. Lewis, the Carolyn Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Urban Education in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Everyone is invited to attend, for as Sealey-Ruiz explains, “It is about bringing who you are to the table and saying exactly what you feel. The spirit is for us all to talk.” Race, gender, and class are difficult topics to talk about freely, though doing so—in a format that encourages other viewpoints to be considered—is essential for the development of educators.

Racial Literacy Roundtable with Dr. Chance W. Lewis
Monday, October 10
Horace Mann 140

Please mark your calendar for other RLR sessions throughout the academic year (all dates are Mondays and are held from 5:30-8:00pm, with refreshments served for the first half-hour): November 14, December 5, February 12 and March 12, and April 9.

Sponsored by: The Office of the Provost and Dean, The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, English Education, Department of Arts & Humanities