Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices.
In this episode, Vinson leads a dialogue with Anne, Gabi, Jackie, and Leslye as they dive deeper into how schools and communities can create a safe and supportive school environment with a focus on LGBTQ+ youth.
The calls to action for this episode:
SJSU Students, Faculty, and Staff
- Attend the belong@SJSU (Campus Climate survey conducted earlier this year) town halls (Nov 12 & 13 – Thursday & Friday 1:00-2:30pm) to learn more about the key findings from the survey or watch the recordings once they become available.
- Students & faculty: add pronouns to your Canvas account; students: add pronouns to your MySJSU account; Everyone: add pronouns to your zoom name
- If your institution utilize resources to staff development resources to attend (conferences) professional development opportunities
- Advocate and listen to your students
- Get Involved with the SJSU Solidarity Network
- Students at SJSU Apply to Leadership Today linktr.ee/sjsuleadershiptoday. This retreat is focused on diversity, social justice, and cross-cultural communication (Applications due November 9, 2020)
- Introduce yourself using your common name (the name you go by) and pronouns (if you feel comfortable sharing)
- Incorporate gender inclusive language into your vocabulary (y’all, folx, beautiful people, scholars, everyone, students, class, team)
- Take the time to educate yourself about different communities, identities, and listen to others to learn about their stories and experiences
- Check out the Book Boat Podcast
- Take care of yourself and your loved ones during this election season, prioritize your mental health and overall well-being.
- It takes everyone to make a difference to let people be themselves.
A few additional resources they’ve shared include:
- “The Post-Modern Queer Youth Experience” by Nate Monson at TEDxWartburgCollege
- GLSEN School Climate Survey
- Trevor Project National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2020
- Information Resource Guide Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth on the Santa Clara County Office of Education website
- Using Pronouns on the SJSU Pride website
- Being There for Nonbinary Youth on Teaching Tolerance website
- The Genderbread Person on genderbread.org
- Jammidodger YouTube channel
- Every Student Matters: Cultivating Belonging in the Classroom by Michael Dunlea on Edutopia
- “Students’ Sense of Belonging at School is Important. It Starts with Teachers” by Evie Blad on EdWeek
Join us live for the final episode on Monday, November 16, at 7:15pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel at bit.ly/lurie-youtube.
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