kihana ross, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University
Black Space in Education: On antiblackness in schools, educational fugitivity, and how we get free
In this talk, I explore what it means for Black students to navigate, refuse, and resist antiblackness in schools. I take seriously the ways slavery and its afterlives continue to mark Black learners, and yet I am committed to understanding how we carve out space – how we develop and sustain Black Educational Fugitive Space, for Black folks to sit with the weight of antiblackness in education while also engaging in the political act of Black dreaming—to imagine strategies for wrestling with our educational realities while building towards Black educational futurities.
Co-sponsored with the Brown Department of Education.