Who can participate?

The Social Justice reading group is a virtual program available to University of Iowa Faculty, Instructors, and Graduate Students with teaching responsibilities.

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Registration is required, but there is not a deadline for 2021-22 programming.

Access Course and Materials

All materials are housed in ICON and can be accessed with your HawkID and Password.

About

The Social Justice Reading Group aims at promoting equity and inclusion through providing UI instructors with the foundational theoretical and pedagogical frameworks and inclusive practices for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.

For the 2021 – 2022 academic year, the primary reference text will be Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education edited by Marvin Lynn and Adrienne D. Dixson, which the group will read sections from in addition to that month’s specific materials. Each month, participants will explore a topic with a couple of accompanying materials, including chapters from the Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education, articles, or videos.

Participants will commit to one virtual 60-minute Thursday session per month from Noon to 1 p.m. for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, and the standard preparation for each session will average around two to three hours. For more information, including the full list of the 2021 – 2022 academic year meeting dates, please go to the Social Justice Reading Group website by clicking this link.

We encourage you to register by Monday, September 6th. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Steven Edwards (steven-edwards@uiowa.edu) and Sara Nasrollahian Mojarad (sara-nasrollahian@uiowa.edu). For the 2021-2022 academic year, there are 50 spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

After completing the registration form, we will contact you to confirm your participation in this group or indicate that you have been placed on a waitlist. Should a spot open up during the semester, we will inform those on the waitlist in order of registration time. If, at any point, your interest or availability for this program changes, please let us know.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please get in touch with Diversity Resources at diversity-resources@uiowa.edu.

Schedule

Social Justice Reading group dates
Thursday, September 9, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, October 14, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, November 11, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, December 9, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, January 6, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, February 3, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, March 10, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, April 14, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Thursday, May 12, Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact diversity-resources@uiowa.edu.
 

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Social Justice Reading Group Offerings

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Center for Teaching offer a virtual Social Justice Reading Group for instructors and staff. Utilizing Zoom and ICON, participants will attend a monthly session to engage in critical conversations with their colleagues about the readings and practice new skills and techniques. All UI Instructors (faculty, instructors, and graduate students with teaching responsibilities) are welcome to register.

Click Here to visit the Social Justice Reading Group ICON Site.