Teaching for Inclusion (Saturday Workshop) Links

Theme for English B by Langston Hughes


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh (1988)
New Yorker Interview with Peggy McIntosh (May 2014)

What’s whiteness got to do with it by Sue Shore

Intersectionality Theory
: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality
Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics (1989) by Kimberlé Crenshaw: https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/uclf/vol1989/iss1/8/
New Statesman Interview with Kimberlé Crenshaw (April 2014)
“We’re all just different!” How Intersectionality is Being Colonized by White People (April 2017)

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture www.ccvt.org

Your Legal Rights: Abuse and Family Violence yourlegalrights.on.ca/resource-legal-topic/1 
Learning and Violence by Jenny Horsman www.learningandviolence.net and www.jennyhorsman.com

'But I'm Not a Therapist' - The challenge of creating effective literacy learning for survivors of trauma. In S. Shore, (Ed.) Australian Council for Adult Literacy 21st National Conference: Literacy on the Line. Conference Proceedings. Adelaide, University of South Australia, 1998. http://greedymouse.ca/PDF/horsman.pdf

What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom
Decolonizing the classroom is more than just a checklist
Ryerson educators discuss the need for true collaboration and respect during panel discussion, January 30, 2018

Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization
About: http://fpse.ca/decolonization_manual_whose_land_is_it_anyway
Book: http://fpse.ca/sites/default/files/news_files/Decolonization%20Handbook.pdf

How to tell someone they sound racist IllDoctrine by Jay Smooth: www.illdoctrine.com/2008/07/how_to_tell_people_they_sound.html
Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable by Black Girl Dangerous http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2013/12/calling-less-disposable-way-holding-accountable/

Calling In: A Quick Guide on When and How

Teaching Inventories
Developing Your Teaching Statement: serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep/jobsearch/teaching_statement.html
Exploring Your Teaching Philosophy: Sample Exercises: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/professional-development/enhancing-your-teaching/exploring-your-teaching-philosophy
Teaching Style Inventory:
Teaching Styles: Orientation: http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/tsts

Teaching for Inclusion

New Canadians to pledge honour for Indigenous treaties in revised citizenship oath
How Canada set up Aboriginal treaties to keep First Nations down

Indigenous Ally Toolkit
  • The toolkit is broken down into three steps that non-Indigenous people can take to have a better relationship with Indigenous people.
    The first step focuses on best practices for folks who feel inclined to join Indigenous causes. It recommends making sure one’s involvement is not driven by ego or funding possibilities, and to not hijack space from Indigenous voices. ... Step two of the tool kit provides a breakdown of proper terms, grammar and common misconceptions. ...
    As for the ultimate goal of the Indigenous ally toolkit? It’s listed in the third step – have allies absorb the knowledge within, and then take action.
Canadaland Commons Podcast on iTunes
Unreserved Podcast at CBC

Learning and Violence: Changing Education learningandviolence.net/original/changing.htm
George Brown Positive Space Campaign www.georgebrown.ca/positivespace/

The Change Agent changeagent.nelrc.org/

Multicultural Teaching: Information and Strategies http://www.crlt.umich.edu/multicultural-teaching
MIT Diversity resources: diversity.mit.edu/#

Teaching for Inclusion: Diversity in the College Classroom ssw.unc.edu/files/web/pdf/TeachforInclusion.pdf

Teaching Tolerance www.tolerance.org
A site geared to students of all school levels – grade school to high school activities and readings.
Sacrifice Zones By Rosemarie Frascella
An English language teacher uses Naomi Klein’s concept of sacrifice zones — from This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate— to help her immigrant students understand connections between oppression in their home countries and in the United States.
Running an economy on energy sources that release poisons as an unavoidable part of their extraction and refining has always required sacrifice zones — whole subsets of humanity categorized as less than fully human, which made their poisoning in the name of progress somehow acceptable.
Canada - Imported Conflict?

In 2011, the federal government launched a $10 million initiative to advance its understanding of the causes of terrorism. As part of that project, the Mosaic Institute has released its study examining the perceptions and reality of imported conflict in Canada. The Agenda asks: To what extent do residents from conflict zones bring that tension with them?

In this video the participants discuss the study which concluded that although 57% of Canadians  believe that people who come from areas where conflict exists do import that conflict, this does not actually happen but people do import trauma and can be retraumatized by systemic racism.

A majority of Canadians believe that people who have experienced conflict hold onto intercommunity tensions after coming to Canada, and many fear that those tensions may result in violence.  
However, the findings from our study show that communities of Canadians who come from conflict – regardless of community, conflict or generation – repudiate violence in Canada as a means of resolving or responding to conflict.  
While Canadians often remain invested in the overseas conflicts to which they have personal, family or community connections, living in Canada dramatically transforms their perceptions of those conflicts, as well as their view of possible solutions. These transformations reflect Canadian modes of dealing with diversity and fostering social cohesion.
Systemic racism and exclusion that prevent people from fully participat- ing economically, socially, or politi- cally in Canadian life can cause them to withdraw attachment to Canada. Similarly many Canadians continue to suffer from untreated conflict-related trauma, and untreated trauma can impede people’s ability to integrate and begin to reframe their perspectives of conflict. These challenges, not “imported conflict” per se, damage social cohesion.

Mosaic Institute (John Monahan)

Diaspora Studies at University of Toronto (Rima Berns-McGown)


“As an Immigrant Kid, You Have This Internalized Racism”: Why Adjusting to a New Life in Toronto was Difficult
A new map from the Toronto Star reveals that in every single part of Toronto police stop more black people than white people—on average 3.2 times more often.
More about race and policing www.thestar.com/specialsections/knowntopolice

Cautionary Tales
Exclusive: Mozilla CEO Eich says gay-marriage firestorm could hurt Firefox (Q&A): http://www.cnet.com/news/mozilla-ceo-gay-marriage-firestorm-could-hurt-firefox-cause-q-a/

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns After Protests from Gay Marriage Supporters: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/mozilla-ceo-resigns-calif-gay-marriage-ban-campaign/story?id=23181711

Justine Sacco, Fired After Tweet on AIDS in Africa, Issues Apology (December 2013): http://abcnews.go.com/International/justine-sacco-fired-tweet-aids-africa-issues-apology/story?id=21301833 

How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life (February 2015): www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/how-one-stupid-tweet-ruined-justine-saccos-life.html
Thatcher axed by BBC's One Show: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7868401.stm

Carol Thatcher made other offensive remarks in 'golliwog' incident: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/feb/06/carol-thatcher-multiple-golliwog-remarks