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CUESEF 2021 - AGENDA
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Forging Futures Through Black Educational Histories
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SPEAKER BIOS [HERE]
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BREAKOUT SESSION DESCRIPTIONS [Max capacity: 25 PPL, Except Webinars(no limit)]
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Book Studies (see reading links in this document)
Book studies allow for focused deeper engagement with our historians’ book chapters or articles. Participants are asked to read the ideas and engage with other book study participants interested in thinking about education practice.
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Community Discussions
Community discussions build upon plenary dialogues within schooling and education discussions with Pittsburgh residents, activists, and thinkers.
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Educational Leadership Discussions
Educational leadership discussions build upon plenary dialogues with implications of this discussion for leaders and leading. Sabina Vaught (University of Pittsburgh) will lead both of the discussions (Wednesday, Thursday).
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In-Service Teachers Discussions
In-service teacher discussions build upon plenary dialogues with attention to implications for teachers and teaching. Each of the three discussions (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday will be led by Tyra Good (Elms College).
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Webinars
Previously recorded webinars hosted by the Center for Urban Education.
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Wed, June 16TimeJoin LinkDescriptionSpeakersReading (Book Study Only)
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9:30Welcome Remarks
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JOINDerric Heck, Host, Stanford University
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Valerie Kinloch, Dean, University Pittsburgh, School of Education
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T. Elon Dancy, Associate Dean and Executive Director, Center for Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh
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10:00 - 11:30amPlenary Session 1: Black Self-Education
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LINK SAME AS WELCOME REMARKSThis session explores Black self-education during chattel slavery and in the 1960s Black Panther Party. Williams is author of Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom. Donna Murch is author of Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California.
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Historian 1Heather Williams, University of Pennsylvania
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Historian 2Donna Murch, Rutgers University
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FacilitatorsSabina Vaught, University of Pittsburgh
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Shallegra Moye, University of Pittsburgh
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11:30 - 12:30BREAK - JOIN US TO NETWORK @ GATHER.TOWN
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12:30 - 2:00Session 2: Six Concurrent Sessions: Book Studies, Discussions, or Webinar
(25 MAX ATTENDEES PER BREAKOUT --- EXCEPT WEBINARS WHICH HAVE NO LIMIT)
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Book Study A: Jarvis GivensJarvis Givens, Harvard UniversityReading: “Preface” and “Introduction” of "Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching" (Harvard University Press, 2021).
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FacilitatorMatthew Speamer
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Book Study B: Donna MurchDonna Murch, Rutgers UniversityCHAPTER 6 & 2: Donna Murch-Living for the City_ Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California-UNC Press Books (2010)
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FacilitatorsHeinz Fellow - TBD
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Community Discussions [Pittsburgh Freedom Schools]Tamanika Howze & Kayla Edwards, Pittsburgh Freedom Schools
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FacilitatorsCheta Agwoeme, University of Pittsburgh
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Education LeadershipSabina Vaught, University of Pittsburgh
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In-service TeachersTyra Good, Elms College
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JOINWebinar: #CUETALKS - Finding Reason for Hope: Race, Inequality, and Educational Change, Na'ilah Suad NasirThis talk with Dr. Na'ilah Suad Nasir will explore educational inequality, focusing in particular on inequality in relation to race, describing trends in inequality in US society, and their connection to educational inequality. Dr. Nasir will also explore both the ideology of structural racial inequality, and the mechanisms of inequality in education, and their connection to dehumanization as one of the goals and tools of racialization historically. Finally, this talk will offer reasons for hope for the future, and the path by which we might create more equitable educational spaces."#CUETALKS - Finding Reason for Hope: Race, Inequality, and Educational Change, Na'ilah Suad Nasir
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2:00 - 2:30BREAK - JOIN US TO NETWORK @ GATHER.TOWN
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2:30 - 4:00Plenary Session 3: Educational Reconstructions
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JOINThe session explores histories of Black education struggle in the late 19th and early 20thcentury and the emergent teaching and learning demands of this pivotal time. James Anderson is author of The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. Jarvis Givens is author of Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching.
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Historian 1James Anderson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Historian 2Jarvis Givens, Harvard University
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FacilitatorsJames Earl Davis, Temple University
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Chris Wright, Center Urban Education
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Nekiyah Washington-Butler, University of Pittsburgh, Youth Facilitator
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THURS, JUNE 17TimeDescriptionSpeakers
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10:00 - 11:30amPlenary Session 4: Teachers and Youth in the Movement
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JOINThis session explores the legacies of teacher and youth activism during the 1960s and Civil Rights Era to map coordinates for current work and possibilities. V. P. Franklin is author of The Young Crusaders: The Untold Story of the Children and Teenagers Who Galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Hines is author of the forthcoming book, The Blackboard and the Color Line. Derrick Alridge is author of The Educational Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History and director of the Teachers in the Movement project at the University of Virginia.
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Historian 1V. P. Franklin, University of California, Riverside
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Historian 2Michael Hines, Stanford University
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Historian 3Derrick Alridge, University of Virginia
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FacilitatorsDerric Heck, Stanford University (no Q&A)
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Roland Mitchell, Louisiana State University
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Harmony McDonald, Youth Co-Facilitator
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11:30 - 12:30BREAK - JOIN US TO NETWORK WITH ATTENDEES @ CUESEF GATHER.TOWN
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12:30 - 2:00Session 5: Seven Concurrent Sessions: Book Studies, Discussions, or Webinar
(25 MAX ATTENDEES PER BREAKOUT --- EXCEPT WEBINARS WHICH HAVE NO LIMIT)
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Book Study A: James Anderson
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Historian 1James Anderson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
*not present, study of work only
Eleventh Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
A Long Shadow: The American Pursuit of Political
Justice and Education Equality
James D. Anderson
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FacilitatorWatufani Poe, University of Pittsburgh
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Student ChairRodney Gaskins Acie, University of Pittsburgh
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Book Study B: V.P. Franklin
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HistorianV. P. Franklin, University of California, Riverside
*not present, study of work only
Documenting the contributions of children and teenagers to the civil rights movement.
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FacilitatorKhirsten Scott, University of Pittsburgh
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Student ChairChristopher Darby, University of Pittsburgh
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Book Study C: Heather Williams
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HistorianHeather Williams, University of PennsylvaniaIn Secret Places: Acquiring Literacy in Slave Communities (Chapter 1 of Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom pages 7-29; Endnotes on pages 216-222)
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Please prepare a 4Q document for the assigned reading, Chapter 1 of Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom? The 4Q is a brief document in each participant raises one Question for discussion; one key Quote from the week’s reading with a few sentences about why that quote was chosen; one Quarrel, or challenge to a position taken by the author; and one Quandary, a lingering question or idea that the reading inspires.
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Student ChairShallegra Moye, University of Pittsburgh
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Community DiscussionWalter Lewis, Homewood Children's Village & Panel
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Education Leadership DiscussionSabina Vaught, University of Pittsburgh
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In Service Teachers Tyra Good, Elms College
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JOINWebinar: “Liberated Territories: Pedagogy as Social Transformation” (April 1, 2021), Speaker: Russell Rickford, Cornell University
Dr. Russell Rickford will discuss his book "We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination”. Tracing an arc of radical practices from the 1970s to today, Dr. Rickford will discuss grassroots efforts to put oppressed people in command of their lives. Registrants are asked to read the following chapter from his book: “The Maturation of Pan African Nationalism”.Russell Rickford's
'Pedagogy of Social Transformation'
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2:00 - 2:30BREAK - JOIN US TO NETWORK WITH ATTENDEES @ CUESEF GATHER.TOWN
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2:30 - 4:00Plenary Session 6: Black Girls’ and Women’s Ways of Knowing
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JOINThis session explores Black girls’ and women’s knowledge traditions across education settings and contexts. Linda Perkins is author of the Journal of African American History article, “Bound to Them by a Common Sorrow: African American Women, Higher Education, and Collective Advancement”. Stephanie Evans is author of Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954.