Break-Out Session Descriptions
1. Teaching Gender, Sexuality, and Patriarchy Across the Curriculum
Presenters: Patrick Brugh (Modern Languages and Literatures) and Amanda Konradi (Sociology)
2. Climate Change Across the Curriculum: Don't Let Denial Get You Down
In this breakout session we’ll explore and discuss strategies for including climate change in nearly any course. The session will include examples of how climate change was incorporated into various non-science courses at Loyola. We’ll also discuss how to deal with skeptical students and the difference between skeptic and denier when it comes to the issue of climate change.
Presenter: Elizabeth Dahl (Chemistry)
3. Name it, Frame it, Explain it: Applying a Racial Equity Lens in the Classroom
This breakout session provides an introduction to framing conversations with a racial equity lens. The session includes interdisciplinary teaching modules on structural and institutional racism; a self-assessment toolkit for curriculum development; and strategies for advancing equity and inclusion in the classroom.
Presenter: Elizabeth Kennedy (Information Systems, Law and Operations)
4. A Fair Hearing for the Immigrant: Practical Insights for Approaching the Topic of Immigration in the Classroom
This breakout session explores how we can introduce and frame conversations regarding immigration, particularly in light of the rise of nativism in the United States. Some attention will be given to Catholic Social Teaching on the issue.
Presenter: Daniel Castillo (Theology)
5. Levels of Racism in the Academic Classroom and How to Begin to Dismantle Them
In this breakout session participants will explore and discuss strategies for identifying and dismantling forms of racism in the academic classroom. The session will include examples of how racism has been incorporated into the academic setting at Loyola. Participants will move from identification to strategies to dismantle practices which negatively impact ALL Loyola students. This is not an introductory course. Participants should have some understanding of racism in academic settings and be comfortable with terms such as marginalization, racism, white privilege, and white supremacy.
Presenter: Adell Cothorne (Teacher Education)
Presenter: Cara Jacobson (Psychology)