Teaching for Sustainability & Justice: Imagining America
Saturday, October 3, 2015 · 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Have you registered for Imagining America, a national conference held in Baltimore this year and hosted by UMBC? Imagining America creates democratic spaces to foster and advance publicly engaged scholarship that draws on arts, humanities, and design. We catalyze change in campus practices, structures, and policies that enables artists and scholars to thrive and contribute to community action and revitalization.?
Check out our workshop: Teaching for Sustainability and Justice
PAHB 314, 10am-11:30am, Saturday, October 3rd
We will explore new ways to integrate critical analysis and transformative action around sustainability, eco-justice, and food justice into classrooms and community. We will consider strategies for classroom teaching, applied learning, community collaboration, and activism. Panelists will touch on ways to address environmental, social, and food justice issues in humanities-oriented classrooms; engage with one’s campus on matters of sustainability; and link coursework to local issues and direct positive change in one’s community. After sharing examples, attendees will split into groups to develop new ideas to integrate issues of eco-justice and food justice into teaching and campus practice, and to link classroom practice to real and democratic community change.
Attendees will work in groups, based on interest:
Eco-justice and humanities teaching: The cultural roots of environmental problems;
Enacting food justice through project-based learning;
Writing for social change; and
Creating an environmentally aware and active campus through empowerment of students, staff, and faculty.
Rita Turner, lecturer, University of Maryland Baltimore County; author, Teaching for EcoJustice
Jill Wrigley, adjunct instructor, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Ryan Donnelly, assistant professor, Community College of Baltimore County,
Tanvi Gadhia, environmental sustainability coordinator, University of Maryland Baltimore County