503: Dismantling Myths about Minorities: Using Historical Empathy in the Classroom to Move beyond Racial Stereotypes

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    Presenter: Emily Matson (Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, CAS-Critical Race, Gender & Culture Studies and Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies) & Shana Mashego (Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, CAS-Performing Arts)

    Time: 9:30 AM –  10:20 AM

    Session Description

    In this session, we will explore reified racial stereotypes that disproportionately affect students of color. We will model the importance of understanding the origins of these pernicious “minority myths” through several case studies in which we delve into the historical roots of the racial trauma carried by African American and Asian American students. We will then give specific examples of the diverse lived experiences of historical actors from these groups that defy the narrow confines of minority myths.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Assess the concept of historical empathy as applied to minority groups and why it is important in the classroom setting
    • Evaluate how to best foster an environment of “mutual vulnerability” and inclusivity in the classroom that encourages students to move beyond racial stereotypes

    Watch a short introduction to the session topic:

    Session Materials

    1 reply
    1. Calvin Haney
      Calvin Haney says:

      Our panelist team is excited to bring you a model for student engagement and coaching support from a Trauma-Informed perspective.


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