In the College of Education, Health & Society, we believe that education, within and far beyond schooling, is the process through which we come to understand and call out injustice and to work toward transforming all that is not good to us or for us. In this spirit, we organized the Educate2Liberate series as an opportunity for all in EHS to come together and learn our way to better futures.
Educate2Liberate comes at a pivotal moment in history when the voices raised against anti-Black racism, and the dehumanization of Black people and indeed all people of color must not only be heard but strategic action taken guided by the critical content of those voices. I encourage EHS students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the Miami community to openly engage in the Educate2Liberate series, as it is just one of the vehicles charged with fomenting essential societal change toward more justice for more people.
Michael E. Dantley, Dean
In partnership with the EHS Ambassadors, Advisory Council and members of the EHS Community, the following video statement was produced to confirm our commitment to action.
2020-2021 Educate2Liberate Initiatives and Schedule
Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Black Lives Matter: Racial Justice and Education Virtual Panel Discussion
Please join Miami University's Department of Teacher Education for a virtual panel discussion on racial justice and education.
The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Tony McDade, and countless other Black people have generated new civil rights urgencies in Black communities and spirited academic discourses in and beyond higher education regarding the conditions of Black people in America. Join Black faculty as well as students (both past and present) from the Department of Teacher Education as we discuss both the experiences of Black pre-service teachers and the impacts that these new, yet very familiar, discourses on American race relations have within the field of teacher education.
This panel will be facilitated by Teacher Education faculty member Dr. Nathaniel Bryan and doctoral student Rachel McMillian with alumni and current student panelists: Genesis Ross, Rachel Hollins, Janae Sneed, Sydnie Singleton, Alaysia Plair-Easton, and Jeremy Allen.
To register for this virtual panel, please use the link to complete the form. https://tinyurl.com/EDT-BlackLivesMatter A separate link to participate will be sent to you closer to the day of the event.
Educate 8:46 (a podcast series)
(Premieres August 1 - Hosted by Denise Taliaferro Baszile)
8 minutes and 46 seconds is the amount of time that officer Derrick Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, draining the life from his body. This image has forced this country, this world to reckon with how its history of anti-black violence and racism continue to impact Black lives. While we certainly want justice and now, justice is not enough. The premise of Educate 8:46 is simple--what can we teach and learn in 8 minutes and 46 seconds that can support the struggle against white supremacy and anti-blackness and all related inter-systemic injustices. I asked this question of colleagues and comrades all over the country, whom I know to be fierce warriors for justice through education, and they responded. So each week, we drop knowledge--short lessons, powerful revelations, controversial perspectives, strategies, and freedom dreams all in 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
| | Crucial Conversations: Education in Support of the Movement for Black Lives
Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile will host crucial conversations with a number of scholar-activists on a series of topics related to the struggle against systemic racism. These will be held every other Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 on Zoom. All are welcome to join in, listen, and ask all the questions you've been wanting to ask. Simply follow the link to register.
Session 1: What is the Movement for Black Lives?
Featuring Dr. Durell Callier
August 19, 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 2: What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Featuring Dr. Michael Dantley
September 2, 7:8:30 pm
Session 3: White Supremacy and Its Centripetal Force
Featuring Dr. Rodney Coates
September 16, 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 4: The Challenge of Anti-Blackness
Featuring Dr. Nathaniel Bryan
September 30, 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 5: Revolution, Abolition, and Radical Hope
Featuring Rachel McMillian
October 14, 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 6: Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education
Featuring Dr. Armiya Muhammed
October 28, 7:00-8:30 pm