Dean’s Forum and Teach-In Tuesday Event: A Need for a Black Historical Consciousness

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Join us for a joint event with the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences around black historical consciousness.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM




University of St. Thomas - St. Paul Campus
OEC Auditorium
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105

No food or beverage is permitted in the auditorium.

"A Need for a Black Historical Consciousness"

The United States has always been a racially contentious space. Attempts to mark the United States as post-racial have failed considering continued examples of racist attitudes and actions directed toward racialized people. Those even considered progressive and non-racist also have been guilty of racist behaviors. Reasons are plentiful, but Dr. King will explain how history is connected to some of the solutions. Dr. King will introduce Black historical consciousness and explain how the history we learn is naturally anti-Black, which influences how we understand Black people as a contemporary racialized group. He puts forth some solutions to this enduring issue.

About the Speaker

LaGarrett King

Dr. LaGarrett King is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education and Founding Director for the CARTER Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri. His research looks at the teaching and learning of Black history in schools and society. He has won numerous awards, published in high-impact scholar journals and is working on 3 books in 2019.

Additional Reading

We encourage you to read Interpreting Black History prior to the event to help you prepare for Dr. King's presentation.

About the Joint Event

The Dean’s Forum builds off of the work of Columbia University, Teachers College’s Racial Literacy Lecture Series. In this ongoing series, the School of Education community will participate in candid conversations about race, equity and education.

Teach-In Tuesday is an initiative coordinated by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office. It is a collective effort by faculty, staff, students and administration to share knowledge as a means of building a more diverse and inclusive community. At each event, faculty, staff and students will gather to learn about and discuss various issues such as economic inequality, gun control, environmental justice and race, all while leveraging the expertise of our faculty.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.