SIU speaker to discuss effectively teaching about Black historical experiences Feb. 6
CARBONDALE, Ill. — As part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Black History Month celebration, LaGarrett King, director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education at the University of Buffalo, will speak about “Can’t get right: We need to teach through, not about, Black historical experiences” in a virtual presentation on Monday, Feb. 6.
His presentation, set for 11 a.m. to noon, can be viewed be in Wham, Room 219, and everyone is welcome to participate there. People may also watch via Zoom with advance registration requested. Jennifer Koran, professor of quantitative methods with a cross appointment in the department of psychology, will host the Zoom segment.
The focus of King’s presentation is on problems educators have had teaching Black history in schools since the 19th century and what can be done about it. He will discuss what happens when Black people’s humanity as history is taken into account and show how several school districts in the United States have successfully adopted King’s Black history framework.
The presentation is sponsored by the SIU School of Education Research Symposium Series; the School of Education Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Committee; and the Vice Chancellor’s Office for Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
For more information, contact Koran at firstname.lastname@example.org.