**** MSVU Media Release
Public lecture will explore ways of teaching about race towards helping students combat racism
MSVU President’s Visiting Lecture Series to host Dr. Stephen Brookfield
Mount Saint Vincent University and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute are pleased to host Dr. Stephen Brookfield, award-winning expert on adult education and teaching race, for the 2019 edition of the President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning.
In his talk “Overcoming white supremacy through teaching with narrative disclosure”, Dr. Brookfield, will explore ways of teaching about race. In his recent book Teaching Race: How to help students unmask and challenge racism, he notes the following (points which will also underpin his talk at MSVU):
- We live in a time of rampant racism.
- If unchallenged, racism will continue to extend.
- Racism damages everyone.
- Roots of racism lie in the ideology of white supremacy.
- Racism is learned.
- Racism is structural, not individual.
- The point of teaching race is to prepare students to take action to confront racism.
Sylvia Parris-Drummond, CEO of the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, will lead a discussion and response following Dr. Brookfield’s talk.
When: 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019
Where: Multi-Purpose Room, 3rd floor, Rosaria Student Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway campus [map]
This session is free; all are welcome.
About Dr. Stephen Brookfield
Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield is the John Ireland Endowed Chair and Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. The recipient of honorary degrees from Concordia University (St. Paul), the University System of New Hampshire, and Muhlenberg College, he has taught in post-secondary settings on three continents, including at Columbia University and Harvard. In 2009, he was inducted into the International Adult Education Hall of Fame. Dr. Brookfield has written, co-written or edited 19 books on adult learning, teaching, critical thinking, discussion methods, critical theory and teaching race, six of which have won the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education. He’s now working on his twentieth book: Creating an Anti-Racist White Identity.
About the MSVU President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning
Each year, through the President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning, Mount Saint Vincent University hosts an expert educator to support faculty in enhancing their teaching and to support flexible learning approaches. In addition to sessions offered for University faculty, all visiting experts host a free public lecture (open to all).
About the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
As an Africentric Institute, the DBDLI creates educational change and genuine opportunities for learners and communities of African ancestry to reach their full potential. Educational research is vital to achieving their vision. They conduct and disseminate learnings from that research providing policy analysis that informs policymakers, educators, parents and the general public on how to best improve educational opportunities and outcomes for Nova Scotian learners of African descent. The Institute works directly with African Nova Scotian / Canadian organizations, communities, government partners, and educational institutions to identify, develop and implement educational and community capacity enhancement policies, programs and services.