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Equity Intersection is excited to partner with Lesley University to provide virtual courses on Disability access, Racial Equity & Justice. Taught by our own Joshua Frank & Emily Frank. Look below to register today!
All courses are offered on Zoom. Graduate Credit available through our partnership with Lesley University, $149 per course plus $165 per credit (Total cost: $314). Each course is one credit.
PLEASE NOTE: You must continue after registering with Equity Intersection and register with Lesley University to receive full credit. Lesley University Registration Link will be provided once registration with Equity Intersection is complete. For courses for Spring 2023 semester scroll all the way down.
Section 1 - Saturdays 2/4/2023 to 3/4/2023 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Section 2 - Saturdays 4/1/2023 to 4/10/2023 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
In this course, we will study our country’s history of school segregation, the resistance to implementing the mandates of Brown v. Board of Education, the longstanding implications of opportunity gaps for marginalized students, and how special education has served as a vehicle for both addressing student needs and replicating and reinforcing school segregation. We will read and discuss Carol Anderson’s “Burning Brown to the Ground,” several articles that include case histories reflective of the trauma and losses resulting from discriminatory policies, and sources that describe special education policy and present relevant, recent data about students and special education.
Instructor: Josh & Emily Frank
Section 1 - Thursdays 2/16/2023 to 3/9/2023 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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This course will help teachers develop and refine tools, practices and procedures for classroom management by integrating an equity framework for understanding, interpreting and responding to behavior in the classroom. Participants will reflect on the influence of identity and experience in shaping responses to students in school. Combined with personal reflection, application of these tools, practices and procedures will prepare educators to not only teach all students, but also to become the equity leaders that schools need.
Instructor: Josh Frank
Section 01 - Saturdays 9/10/2022 to 10/1/2022 from 9:00 am- 12:30 pm
Section 02 - Saturdays 11/5/2022 to 12/10 from 9:00 am- 12:30 pm
In this course, we will will analyze how disability serves to exacerbate and magnify the marginalization and discrimination that results from other forms of oppression, including sexism, racism, and bias against people with LGBQTIA+ identities. We will consider how disability has been used as a rationale even (sometimes especially) within progressive movements to justify marginalization. We will begin with close readings and in-depth discussion of sources created by women of color to illuminate these justifications and to develop a vision of a more inclusive world. Our sources will include work by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Audre Lorde, Mia Mingus, and Toni Morrison. We will discuss how the fields of feminism and disability studies have reinforced white supremacist culture, and how the voices of people of color must be central to these disciplines. The goal of this course is for participants to develop deep knowledge of the work of scholars, activists, and artists who widen the aperture on our views of who belongs in the world.
Instructor: Emily Frank
Section 01 - Thursdays 10/27/2022 to 11/17/2021 from 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
In this course, educators will refine tools for teaching diverse student populations. In a positive, supportive atmosphere, we will explore core concepts of recent scholarship on race, history and social justice relevant to students and educators. We will examine political and cultural ramifications of the 2022 Critical Race Theory controversy. Finally, we will make connections between race, trauma and cognition to guide educators in their work.
Instructor: Josh Frank