We often talk about creating classroom spaces for our students to speak freely. However, sometimes those spaces only open opportunity for members of the dominant group to have discussions and ask questions that can ultimately make minority groups feel targeted or uncomfortable. How can we talk to our students about recognizing privilege without shutting down those conversations? How do we make sure that we really are validating students’ experiences, hearing their voices, and ensuring that their perspectives are valued? How can we be the educators they need us to be? These issues impact the everyday lives of students, but even further they impact the very way that students are able to engage in the classroom.
Join us for this panel discussion featuring several MacEwan faculty members who will address these questions and more.
Panelists: Margaret Milner, Nursing; Annetta Latham, Arts and Cultural Management; Ahna Berikoff, Child and Youth Care; Alissa Overend, Sociology; and Junaid Jahangir, Economics; Asma Sayed, English