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Humanities

Agitating, Educating, Organizing: Historicizing Transformative Justice in Education with Maisha T. Winn

March 10, 2020 at 5:30pm7:00pm

Watson Hall, Watson Theater

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The Humanities Center is pleased to welcome Maisha T. Winn, this year’s Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, to campus. Winn will discuss how the Black Arts Movement and Independent Black Institutions (IBIs) cultivated and celebrated Black literate lives. She will connect this history to contemporary transformative justice activism in schools and communities.

Maisha T. Winn is a professor, Chancellor’s Leadership Professor, and co-director of the Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) at UC Davis. Winn’s research examines the intersectionality of language, literacy, and justice with attention to how to prepare teachers to “teach freedom” in both spaces of confinement and across the humanities. She considers the ways in which restorative justice practices have the potential to change languages, literacies, and social relations across our schools, institutions, and communities. Winn will draw from two of her books—Justice on Both sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice and Restorative Justice in the English Language Arts Classroom—as bases for discussion with TJE Center collaborators and other panelists during her residency.

Free and open to the public. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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This event was published on March 4, 2020.


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