We have compiled video presentations by Black engineering and Social Science Scholars for the mentoring of engineering faculty, students, and post-doctoral scholars of color.
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Rethinking Intersectionality: A Conversation about Gender, Race, and Popular Culture
Brittney Cooper is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is a Black feminist theorist who specializes in the study of Black women's intellectual history, Hip Hop, generation feminism, and race and gender representation in popular culture. The lecture was sponsored by the RVCC Women's Center. Recorded February 12, 2016.
Diversity Resistance: Implications for Individuals and Organizations (audio only)
Diversity Resistance: Implications for Individuals and Organizations Dr. Kecia M. Thomas Professor of Psychology University of Georgia A 2010 audio-only recording from the Focus on Diversity podcast series, from the UGA College of Education. The University of Georgia copyright © 2013
Hidden In Plain Sight:
The Black Women's Blueprint for Institutional Transformation in Higher Education Dr. Lori Patton Davis, IndianaUuniversity “During this lecture, any statements made or materials presented do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Illinois, or its respective colleges, departments, employees, agents, or affiliates.”
H. Richard Milner, IV on "Five Educational Imperatives for Justice"
On November 8, 2018, the UC Davis School of Education's Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center and the Graduate Group in Education hosted Dr. H. Richard Milner, IV at UC Davis for his talk, "Five Educational Imperatives for Justice." H. Richard Milner, IV is currently the Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature and the social context of education. In particular, his research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. Learn more about the School of Education's Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center at education.ucdavis.edu/tje.
Diversity Summit 2017 - Leading Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in Higher Education
2017 Diversity Summit Session: "Leading Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in Higher Education" Keynote Speakers: Lisa Coleman Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President Harvard University Robbin Chapman Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion Wellesley College Joelle Murchison Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer University of Connecticut Storrs Naomi Thompson Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer University of Rhode Island Rafael Zapata Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Providence College Brown University March 18, 2017
Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr. David Stovall
The Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Addressing Systemic Racism Through Justice and Equity: The Role of Faculty at a Community-Engaged, Empowered University David Stovall, Ph.D. is Professor of Black Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates three areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) the relationship between housing and education, and 3) the intersection of race, place and school. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he works with community organizations and schools to address issues of equity, justice and abolishing the school/prison nexus. His work led him to become a member of the design team for the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice (SOJO), which opened in the Fall of 2005. Furthering his work with communities, students, and teachers, his work manifests itself in his involvement with the Peoples Education Movement, a collection of classroom teachers, community members, students and university professors in Chicago, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area who engage in collaborative community projects centered in creating relevant curriculum. In addition to his duties and responsibilities as a professor at UIC, he also served as a volunteer social studies teacher at the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice from 2005-2018. Co-sponsored by the College of Education and The Office of Advancement
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The consciousness gap in education - an equity imperative | Dorinda Carter Andrews | TEDxLansingED
In this talk, Dorinda Carter Andrews challenges us to consider how gaps in critical consciousness and mindsets for adults and students in schools prevent us from providing equitable schooling experiences for all students. Specifically, Carter Andrews urges educators to consider how increased critical consciousness about the role of race and culture in teaching and learning can be fostered through educator professional development and student curriculum and can ultimately strengthen teacher-student relationships. A shifted focus on closing consciousness gaps can address the equity imperative embedded in the larger discourse about achievement gaps. On February 11, Dorinda received the MSU 2014 Outreach Scholarship Community Partner Award for her collaboration with school districts to close achievement gaps. Further, on March 1, she received the Alumni of Color Achievement Award at the 2014 Alumni of Color Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dorinda Carter Andrews is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University where she teaches courses on racial identity development, urban education, critical multiculturalism, and critical race theory. Dr. Carter Andrews is a Core Faculty member in the African American and African Studies program and a Faculty Leader in the Urban Educators Cohort Program, a program designed to prepare MSU pre-service students for teaching careers in urban contexts.
ONE DROP: YABA BLAY IN CONVERSATION WITH SUSANA MORRIS
Charis welcomes Yaba Blay in conversation with Susana Morris for a celebration of One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Challenging the narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and lived reality to understand the diversity of what it means to be Black in the US and around the world. This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not? Who's Black, who's not, and who cares? In the United States, a Black person has come to be defined as any person with any known Black ancestry. Statutorily referred to as "the rule of hypodescent," this definition of Blackness is more popularly known as the "one-drop rule," meaning that a person with any trace of Black ancestry, however small or (in)visible, cannot be considered White. A method of social order that began almost immediately after the arrival of enslaved Africans in America, by 1910 it was the law in almost all southern states. At a time when the one-drop rule functioned to protect and preserve White racial purity, Blackness was both a matter of biology and the law. One was either Black or White. Period. Has the social and political landscape changed one hundred years later? One Drop explores the extent to which historical definitions of race continue to shape contemporary racial identities and lived experiences of racial difference. Featuring the perspectives of 60 contributors representing 25 countries and combining candid narratives with striking portraiture, this book provides living testimony to the diversity of Blackness.
BEGIN AGAIN: JAMES BALDWIN'S AMERICA AND ITS URGENT LESSONS FOR OUR OWN--EDDIE GLAUDE JR.
Charis welcomes Eddie Glaude Jr. in conversation with Susana Morris for a celebration of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Begin Again is one of the great books on James Baldwin and a powerful reckoning with America’s ongoing failure to confront the lies it tells itself about race. This event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Just as in Baldwin’s “after times,” argues Eddie S. Glaude Jr., when white Americans met the civil rights movement’s call for truth and justice with blind rage and the murders of movement leaders, so in our moment were the Obama presidency and the birth of Black Lives Matter answered with the ascendance of Trump and the violent resurgence of white nationalism. In these brilliant and stirring pages, Glaude finds hope and guidance in Baldwin as he mixes biography—drawn partially from newly uncovered Baldwin interviews—with history, memoir, and poignant analysis of our current moment to reveal the painful cycle of Black resistance and white retrenchment. As Glaude bears witness to the difficult truth of racism’s continued grip on the national soul, Begin Again is a searing exploration of the tangled web of race, trauma, and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we must ask of ourselves in order to call forth a new America. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the former president of the American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization of scholars of religion in the world. Glaude is the author of a number of books, including Democracy in Black. He hails from Moss Point, Mississippi, a small town on gulf coast, and is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Susana Morris is an associate professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is co-founder and contributing writer for the popular feminist blog, The Crunk Feminist Collective. Her first book is Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature. Her most recent books are the anthology The Crunk Feminist Collection, which was co-edited with Brittney Cooper and Robin Boylorn and , a short story collection of horror written by Black women co-edited with Kinitra D. Brooks and Linda Addison. Morris is also series editor, along with Kinitra D. Brooks, of the book series New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Speculative. She is currently at work on her latest academic book project, which explores depictions of Black women vampires, Afrofuturism, and feminism. This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/CharisCircle?code=chariscirclepage
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Sherman James and the John Henryism Hypothesis
Epidemiologist Sherman James explores the startling effects of discrimination on the wellbeing of African Americans. He explains how the stressors induced by racial and economic oppression not only circumscribed opportunities, but also adversely affected people’s physical health. Evoking the legend of the steel-driving man, James discusses how he developed the “John Henryism Hypothesis.”
Dr. Jomo Mutegi: Challenges Confronting Hip Hop Based Pedagogy
In this episode author and professor Dr. Jomo Mutegi discusses his academic paper, The Snare of Systemic Racism and Other Challenges Confronting Hip-Hop Based Pedagogy LINKS 1. Review full show notes: 📝 https://questionlane.com/ql15-the-dr-jomo-mutegi-interview/ 2. Support Dr. Mutegi’s STEM learning lab for students of African descent: 🧠 https://www.es2rp.org/ 3. Read Dr. Mutegi’s Research Paper: 📚 https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/19756/Mutegi_2018_snare.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 4. Follow us on Twitter: ✅ https://twitter.com/questionlanepod 5. Follow us on Instagram: ✅ https://www.instagram.com/questionlanepod/ 6. Purchase Merch: 👕 https://questionlane.com/merch/ TOPICS 1. (0:00) Motivation: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi explains his motivation for becoming a science educator 2. (4:06) Hip Hop Pedagogy: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi defines hip hop pedagogy 3. (6:29) Racism: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi defines racism 4. (10:19) Neely Fuller Jr.: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on why he quoted Neely Fuller Jr. 5. (14:58) Urban: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi defines urban 6. (18:14) Success: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on the success of hip hop based pedagogy 7. (22:50) Learning: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on President Obama’s image resulting in educational gains 8. (22:54) Low Brow Culture: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on hip hop being considered low brow culture 9. (31:45) The Same: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi speaks on the largest consumers of hip hop 10. (34:23) Reaction Channels: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on hip hop reaction channels 11. (38:41) Purpose: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on teachers dancing to hip hop going viral 12. (44:16) Usefulness: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on using hip hop to teach black youth 13. (48:49) Suggestions: • Dr. Jomo Mutegi on how to become a more successful student
Derek Griffith: Seeing men's health through a new lens
After years of seeing a decline in men’s health, Derek Griffith knew there was a better approach to improve health outcomes. As a clinical and community psychologist leading the first university-wide center in the U.S. focused on men’s health and health equity, he knew he had a chance to make a big difference. The Center for Research on Men’s Health studies health through the lens of those whose health outcomes are the poorest, and uses the insights to build a better future for all men.
Session 4: Through the COVID-19 Magnifying Glass
Session 4 — July 30, 2020 Topic: The Elephant of COVID-19 and the Blind Men of Race, Place and Gender: Why Framing Matters Instructor: Derek M. Griffith, Professor of Medicine, Health & Society, Founder and Director, Center for Research on Men’s Health, Vanderbilt University Interested in an NYU GPH graduate program? Join us for an upcoming online information session to learn about our graduate public health programs, the application process, financial aid, and more! RSVP here: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/admissions-aid/online-information-sessions
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STEM Education with a Moral Component
Danny Martin, PhD, professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Education, argues that STEM education needs to include a moral component at the Coalition of Schools Education Boys of Color 2013 Gathering, hosted by the College of Education. To learn more about how you can make good on the promise of public education, visit our website: http://education.uic.edu/prospective-students
Why in the World Should I Get a PhD in Engineering?
Professor C. Fred Higgs III, who is the John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University, presented a brief talk to engineering students entitled “Why in the World should I get my PhD in Engineering?” For additional information or access to the anecdotal survey data he mentions as inspiring, please visit: http://graduate.rice.edu/whygetPhD
Dr. H. Richard Milner IV delivers Urban Education Speaker Series keynote
On Thursday, February 11th, Dr. H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison Professor of Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh, visited SUNY Buffalo State as part of the Woods-Beals Endowment in Urban Education Speaker Series to share his expertise on urban education, culturally responsive teaching, and the ways racism and poverty impact PreK-20 students opportunities to learn. During Bengal Pause, Dr. Milner delivered a campus keynote highlighting the still prevalence and pervasiveness of racism and discrimination on college and university campuses addressing the following questions: What do some students of color experience on university campuses, and how do those experiences impact their subsequent performance? How do we confront and disrupt racist attitudes, beliefs and practices and better support all students on campus? The keynote was well attended by the Buffalo State campus community.
Professor Monica Cox - Engineering Education | Maintaining Academic Impact via Activism (Part 1)
Today’s episode features Professor Monica Cox, a professor of Engineering Education at the Ohio State University (OSU). Professor Cox holds the title for “The First Black Woman” to achieve tenure at both the University of Purdue and OSU where she was formerly the inaugural Chair of the Engineering Education Department. Tenure is an academic appointment reserved for categorically productive academics in the three facets of an academic: research, teaching and service. Tenured professors enjoy great job security and great prestige. As both institutions that Professor Cox has achieved this post in are R1 institutions (i.e., very high research activity - based on the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education), her scholarly work has undoubtedly made an impact on Engineering Education. It is unsurprising that Professor Cox won a Presidential Award through the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2008, giving her a chance to visit the White House and meet, then President Barack Obama along with other awardees. Being “The First” is not something that Professor Cox thinks as necessarily a positive thing, she in essence believes that it creates an unnecessary burden. This burden comes from knowing that the potential of failure has a bigger meaning that your inability to achieve a daunting task reflects on your entire race and not just your personal work. In later parts of this interview, Professor Cox speaks about burdens such as these faced by BIPOC academics all around the nation through her research. Professor Cox is the Principal Investigator for a 7-figure research project funded by the NSF titled, “Why We Persist: An Intersectional Study to Characterize and Examine the Experiences of Women Tenure-Track Faculty in Engineering." This project was inspired by her experiences in the process of achieving tenure and asking herself, along with her colleagues, “Why do we persist, despite the difficulty?” Professor Cox has managed to blend her activism with her scholarship - an art that is not easy to navigate - maybe it’s #BlackGirlMagic. That magic could have come from her alma mater Spelman College - the celebrated all female Historically Black University with notable alumnae such as Ms. Stacey Abrams - the Atlanta Georgia Democratic Politician. See part 1 highlights to learn about Professor Cox’s academic timeline. If you’d like to learn more about Professor Cox check out her website where she also showcases her business, “STEMinent LLC” which is a brand that houses a variety of STEM education offerings. See Professor Cox’s website here: https://www.drmonicacox.com/ Or you may read her book “Excellence: Why Being Average is Never an Option.” https://www.amazon.com/Excellence-Being-Average-Never-Option-ebook/dp/B07B2KT4N1/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= If you would like to select specific parts where Professor Cox answers particular questions, please check out the below times. Part 1 1:18 - Professor Cox Introduces herself 2:25 - Can you talk us through your academic pathway to become a professor? (Her Academic Timeline) 8:27 - How is your pioneering experience influenced by your teaching, research and service enterprise? 13:40 - What pushes you to work harder? 15:32 - What work gives you life? 17:14 - What work is overrated? Part 2 2:16 - How have you shifted your leadership efforts? 11:00 - Do you encourage professors to diversify their income streams through their research? 12:11 - Can you tell us about your NSF funded project, “Why We Persist?” 25:42 - What do you wish you had known at the beginning of your career? 27:59 - What misconceptions of the professoriate would you like to dispel? Thank you for watching, Sincerely Adam Contact me: email@example.com My socials: https://linktr.ee/AM_AS Professor Cox Website: https://www.drmonicacox.com/ Professor Cox twitter: @DrMonicaCox #Engineering #Education #Professor #OSU #Buckeyes #Tenure
"Black Children are Brilliant": Math Success and Minority Students
Danny Martin, PhD, professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Education, describes why African American students are positioned for success in math and the societal stereotypes that belie that statement. To learn more about how you can make good on the promise of public education, visit our website: http://education.uic.edu/prospective-students
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Contemporary Racism, Organizational Inequality and Sustainable Diversity: Phillip Bowman
On October 29, 2014, The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace invited Phillip Bowman to give a lecture on Contemporary Racism, Organizational Inequality and Sustainable Diversity as part of the Structural Racism and Root Causes of Prejudice Series. As we move further into the 21st century, a growing body of social research shows how various conceptualizations of “contemporary racism” have essentially replaced “traditional racism” (e.g. beliefs about biological inferiority, racial hatred and explicit discrimination) in the USA. In this presentation, I argue that these new concepts of contemporary racism are necessary but not sufficient for a deeper understanding of racial inequalities at the organizational, national and international levels. To make my case, I first examine how the core dimensions of three models of contemporary racism – “symbolic racism,” “laissez faire racism,” and “color-blind racism” – help to explain the persistence of both individual racial discrimination and inequality. Second, I highlight how status characteristics models can provide a deeper understanding of informal group processes that perpetuate inequalities in universities, workplaces and other organizations. Third, I describe how asustainable diversity model can help to explain national policy options under which growing racial/ethnic diversity can be more or less sustainable. Fourth, I suggest that contemporary racism continues to combine with informal status processes within organizations to impede the development of sustainable diversity policy at the national level. I conclude my talk by suggesting that this multilevel problem of 21st century racism is not only a challenge for racial/ethnic minorities but also for sustainable development in the USA and other nations in a competitive global economy. About the Speaker: Bowman is the founding director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, a national think-tank for researchers and other key stakeholders in a social change agenda, and he serves as PI of the center's Diversity Research & Policy Program. Prior to joining the university, Bowman served as director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has held leadership roles at Northwestern University, including faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, faculty affiliate at the Joint Center for Poverty Research, coordinator of the Spencer Training Grant in Education and Social Policy, coordinator of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology, director of the Summer Academic Workshop, director of the Social and Behavioral Science Scholars Program and interim chair of the Department of African American Studies. Bowman’s scholarship focuses on diversity issues in research methodology, higher education, and public policy; social psychological issues in racial/ethnic disparities, and African-American Studies. He is an active national and international lecturer and consultant on diversity issues in research methodology, higher education, and public policy. He has been a Rockefeller and Senior Ford Postdoctoral Fellow and his research has been supported by several sources, such as the Spencer Foundation, state agencies, and a number of federal agencies, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Science Foundation. Bowman received a doctorate in social psychology from the university and began his professional career at the U-M Institute for Social Research. He also served as an assistant professor in psychology and Afroamerican and African studies. Event Information: http://www.bahaichair.umd.edu/events/oct29-2014 Copyright: University of Maryland 2014
The racial politics of time | Brittney Cooper
Cultural theorist Brittney Cooper examines racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from people of color, resulting in lost moments of joy and connection, lost years of healthy quality of life and the delay of progress. A candid, thought-provoking take on history and race that may make you reconsider your understanding of time, and your place in it. Note: Comments are disabled for this video. You are welcome and invited to comment on the talk on TED.com, https://go.ted.com/CyUH. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
Meet The Author: Dr. Richard Benson
Join Dr. Richard Benson II for a reading from his new book, Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960-1973. Benson focuses on the student movement and the shift in black power that developed as a result, both nationwide and in Durham. One of these displays of radicalism was Malcolm X Liberation University, which was located in Durham. A book signing will follow the reading. This program is co-sponsored by SJHF, Inc./Hayti Heritage Center.
MCPS Taking Action! Keynote - Dorinda Carter Andrews
The Taking Action! symposium is a collaboration between all MCPS stakeholders to offer information about new trends and studies to address the achievement gap, and to facilitate the development of an action plan to communicate and advocate for African American student achievement.
Acknowledging and Managing Implicit Bias
Dr. Bryant T. Marks, associate professor of Psychology at Morehouse College, delivers a training on implicit bias in the criminal justice system context. This video guides viewers through the foundations of implicit bias, real-world examples, why it exists and its effects (especially on racial minorities), and how it can be measured. The training also gives viewers concrete strategies to reduce bias in one's own practice.