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Workshop: Violence in U.S. Education: Approaches & Practices
October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The University of Illinois Press will host a workshop on ethical teaching, entitled “Violence in U.S. Education: Approaches & Practices,” with Dr. Koritha Mitchell, associate professor of English, Ohio State University.
Too often, instructors consider the role of violence in our society only when something ugly happens. This workshop addresses the purpose of all forms of violence (from hate speech to physical attacks) and encourages proactive strategies for creating learning environments. It will emphasize philosophical approaches teachers can adopt and offer concrete practices that put theory into motion.
Koritha Mitchell is a literary historian, cultural critic, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University. She is author of Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, which won book awards from the American Theatre and Drama Society and from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. She is editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances Harper’s 1892 novel Iola Leroy, and her articles include “James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie,” published by American Quarterly, and “Love in Action,” which appeared in Callaloo and draws parallels between lynching and violence against LGBTQ+ communities. Her second book, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture, was published in August 2020 by the University of Illinois Press. Her commentary has appeared in outlets such as CNN, Good Morning America, “The Huffington Post”, NBC News, PBS Newshour, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Follow her @ProfKori.