Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series: Mariana Souto-Manning, Ph.D.
The Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “Race, racism, and the education of young children” with Mariana Souto-Manning, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 27, in Schroeder Hall, room 244. Souto-Manning is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. This event is part of the Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series.
In this talk, Professor Mariana Souto-Manning (Teachers College, Columbia University) will address the role of race and racism in the education of young children. In doing so, she will describe how children of color, their families and communities, have been positioned historically and invite attendees to trouble such discourses. She will show how dominant paradigms have marginalized and continue to justify the marginalization and exclusion of people of color in and through education. Unveiling how common assumptions and seemingly neutral terms employed in the education of young children often veil racist ideas, she will invite attendees to peek into classrooms where the voices, values, stories, and linguistic repertoires of communities of color are centered in curriculum and teaching.
If you need a special accommodation to participate in this program, call the Department of Psychology at (309) 438-8651. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.