ENGAGE: Back to School: Advocating for BIPOC History in K-12 Curriculum
September 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
A students' identity and self-concept is largely shaped by representations of their community in school curriculum, the media, and broader society. But when do Black, Indigenous, and other People Of Color (BIPOC) get a chance to share their own history? Are the contributions, and histories of oppression, of BIPOC communities fairly represented in our K-12 curriculum? How does the erasure of BIPOC history in K-12 curriculum affect learning outcomes and self-concept of BIPOC students? And others?
Join us to discuss the whitewashed history we teach in our K-12 curriculum, from the arts and music, to science, civics, and math; and the fight of elected officials, scholars, and local activists pushing for curriculum reform at the policy and local levels. Speakers include State Senator Stephanie Chang, Novi School Board member and former Assistant Attorney General, Roland Hwang, Former State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, and University of Michigan LSA American Culture Professor of Arab American studies, Dr. Matthew Stiffler.Event Recording