Event Details

Dr. Bettina Love: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

Date Submitted: 09/14/2020
Submitted By: Center for Diversity & Inclusion / Yolany Gonell
Event Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 977 1385 7923
Start Date: 09/24/20 12:30 PM    End Date: 09/24/20 01:45 PM

WPUNJ Center for Diversity & Inclusion is inviting the campus community to join Dr. Bettina Love author and activist VIA Zoom on Thursday, 9/24 at 12:30 p.m.. This expereince is sponsored by New Student Programs, CASL, Women’s Center and the Black Cultural Center.  Students are encouraged to RSVP on Pioneer Life for course credit.  See bio, presentation and Zoom details below:

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Meeting ID: 977 1385 7923
Passcode: 2020

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. She is the author of the book We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the English Journal, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and the Journal of LGBT Youth.

Dr. Love’s WPUNJ’s Presentation: “We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom” will focus on the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving. Moderated Q&A will follow the presentation using the chat feature on Zoom.

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