Unraveling Race and Ethnicity
Fri, June 11, 2010 • University of Texas Campus, Austin
June 8-11, 2010
What is race? What is ethnicity? What’s the difference between them? In addition to shaping the world in which we live, they continue to affect our lives and our perceptions of other people and places. And although they come up in classroom discussion frequently, they are sensitive topics that make even the most confident educator tread lightly.
This workshop from Hemispheres will look at race and ethnicity in a global context, from the historical to the contemporary. We’ll begin by exploring theoretical issues that will boost your understanding—and that of your students—of what these terms mean and how that meaning can change in different contexts. We’ll then look at the ways societies around the world both define and deal with them, both positively and negatively. Finally, we’ll facilitate audience discussion and development of classroom strategies that will help you unravel the complexities of discussing race and ethnicity effectively in your classroom.
Join Hemispheres for a four-day workshop in which we’ll bridge disciplines to look at the familiar through a new lens and introduce new topics to expand your teaching beyond the textbook.
Your registration fee includes: workshop materials, coffee and continental breakfast daily, lunch most days, and parking. Housing asssistance is available to a limited number of participants (see registration form for details).
As in previous years, we expect strong demand for this summer’s offering. Ensure your place by registering today!
Update: As of May 24 there are still some spaces left at the workshop, however housing is full.