New Training for Change Learning Community is Available to Education Majors and Faculty

Students are encouraged to consider it for the spring semester

The University of Cincinnati, in partnership with Training for Change, invites all education majors to dig into the issue of race on campus, in their communities, and in their lives. This spring, 20 education majors and ten School of Education faculty members will come together to develop skills that will allow them to recognize and disrupt acts and ideas of racism, and to organize around the idea of antiracism.

Training for Change has been working with activists, students, educators and organizers for more than twenty years on issues of race and racism. They do not approach this work from a place of shame nor blame. Instead, TFC facilitators operate on the principle that deep learning is change, change requires risk, and their job is to invite risk and make it safe. This deep learning encourages participants to question and perhaps change their beliefs about race and, therefore, makes action more available and achievable.

The group will be led by a diverse team of experienced facilitators from Training for Change. They will:

-              Get together three times for a day and a half: Jan 23-24, Feb 27-28, and Mar 27-28, 2015

Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (dinner provided) and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

-              Offer support between sessions from experienced facilitators

-              Use participatory education to explore how race affects society and our relationships, learn how racism impacts teaching, and generate action steps that support an effective teaching and classroom practice

The deadline to apply for this learning community is January 15, 2015. If students have questions, want to learn more, or are interested in participating, students may contact Ellie Williams at willi2ez@mail.uc.edu. If interested in joining the joining this Learning Community, students should send the following information to Ellie Williams or drop it off to Kaitlyn Bechtol in the CECH Dean’s Office (Teachers College 410):

  • Name
  • Ethnicity
  • Program Major
  • Year in Program
  • A paragraph of intention stating why they would be a strong leader and if they would be able to commit to those three workshops