Register for the Gerler Symposium on Race & Equity in Philosophy for Children

Gerler Symposium on Race & Equity in Philosophy for Children

Date: Friday May 4, 2018, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Location: HUB 334

The philosophy for children movement builds on children's curiosity about the world around them and helps young students to develop critical questioning and thinking skills through exploring philosophical topics. In philosophical discussions, children explore a wide variety of issues related to ethics, justice, freedom, mind, perception, knowledge, and aesthetics. Given its critical dialogical methods, and its emphasis on respectful engagement on contentious issues that matter to students, philosophy presents an important opportunity for teachers and students to grapple with difficult issues of race and equity in the classroom.

In this public day-long symposium, philosophy for children experts and a nationally acclaimed critical race scholar from the field of education present their insights on using philosophy to explore issues of race and equity in the classroom.

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Symposium Schedule

9:00 am Welcome

9:15 am Panel 1: “Philosophizing Identity and Oppression”
              Amy Reed-Sandoval, University of Texas, El Paso
              Janice Moskalik, Seattle University

11:00 am Panel 2: “Creating a Philosophical School Culture”
               Ben Lukey, University of Hawaii
               Karen Emmerman, University of Washington & John Muir Elementary

12:30 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm Panel 3: “Working to Bridge Race and Class Divisions in Schools”
              Jana Mohr Lone, University of Washington
              Debi Talukdar, University of Washington
              Drego Little, Rainier Scholars
              Colin Pierce, Rainier Beach High School

3:30 pm Keynote Address: “Children as Amateur Intellectuals: Edward Said and the Reconstruction of Authority”
              Zeus Leonardo, University of California, Berkeley