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Creating Trauma-Conscious Learning Spaces, Session 2: Racial Trauma: Context, Impact, and Teaching Strategies

We and our students are experiencing a time of powerful social transformation amidst a global health crisis. The physical, social, and emotional toll that we all may be experiencing brings into focus the need for an awareness of trauma’s impact on learning. Join us for a special three-part workshop series examining how collective trauma can affect our students and how to cultivate spaces for learning that support student resilience and success. No matter your discipline, this workshop series is essential for developing a better understanding of how to teach responsively in these fraught times.

Note: This registration page is for Session Two of this three-part workshop. To learn more about and to register for Sessions One and Three, click below:


Session 2 Title: Racial Trauma: Context, Impact, and Teaching Strategies

Facilitators: Crystal Austin (Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education), Jessica Reinhardt (Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education), Liz Zadnik (Asst. Director, Wellness Resource Center); Valerie Dudley (Director, Multicultural Education and Training IDEAL); Nu’Rodney Prad (Director, Student Engagement, IDEAL)

Racism in its various forms has a profound impact on students and on our campus community, one that may be more saliently felt during this time of increased global discourse and action against racial injustice. This session will assist faculty in preparing to teach students who are experiencing the effects of racial stress and trauma. Together, we will explore strategies for creating and promoting racial trauma-informed learning environments, and offer space to reflect on how we can proactively and intentionally support students in the context of the current movement against systemic anti-Blackness and racism-related violence.

The facilitator will send an access link to this webinar via email prior to the session.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hosted Online via Zoom
Hosted Online
  Teaching & Pedagogy Workshop  

Registration is required. There are 24 seats available.