Bringing Social Movements into the Classroom: Teaching Beyond Borders


Contributed by Wade Pickren

Friday, November 9, 2012
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett Center 316

Presented by
Beth Harris, Associate Professor
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Associate Professor
Department of Politics

As education becomes more corporatized and bureaucratized, it becomes increasingly important to develop pedagogies that think outside of the box and recognize the profound importance of the academy engaging social movements for sustainability, equity and justice.

In this working session, we will share “Beyond Borders” pedagogies that challenge the boundaries of our curriculum and bring social movements into the classroom. Presenters from diverse disciplines will provide case studies in research and teaching about social mobilizations. The workshop will conclude with participant discussion of how such strategies can be brought into their own classrooms and disciplines. 
Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.
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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.