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It's Elementary!

It’s Elementary!

On the Monday evening of April 2, Warner’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Allies Special Interest Group screened the film It’s Elementary, shining light on how educators can address LGBTQ issues in the classroom. Throughout the movie and into the panel discussion, I began thinking about this idea of ‘teaching’ students about LGBTQ issues. As a Warner student,… Read more →

Speaking Truth to Power: Reflections from The Pauline Lipman Scandling Lecture

Speaking Truth to Power: Reflections from The Pauline Lipman Scandling Lecture

As I sat at my desk – situated in the basement of the graduate student office of The Warner School of Education – the evening of November 8th, I had overlooked that in less than a half an hour the Pauline Lipman Scandling Lecture would begin. At the same time, I also realized that I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt… Read more →

Don’t Take a Side, Make a Side: Progressive Latina/o Education – ¡Basta Ya!

The following article was also published in La Voz Magazine on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.  Amalia has requested that we post her article in in this medium as well. Before I dive in on Latina/o education in Rochester, I just want to express so many thanks you’s to all of my family, friends and colleagues for their support after the passing… Read more →

A call for collective reflection: Keeping the dream alive

A call for collective reflection: Keeping the dream alive

In browsing websites over the weekend and on MLK Day, I was struck with how many people posted quotes and called for action. It seems that a collective reflection, in writing, by Warner community members may be an opportunity to consider how it is that we, as a community, incorporate aspects of Dr. King’s commitment and work in our own teaching, learning… Read more →