Exploring Identity in Multicultural Classrooms

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Do you ever think about race and racial identity in Minnesota, or in your own school or classroom? Take a morning to learn and engage on this topic with other educators and with essayists from the book A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. The workshop will begin with a panel discussion and Q&A with three of the book's essayists. Following that will be two sessions that connect the book's themes back to the classroom.  


Panel Discussion with Essayists from A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

Taiyon J. Coleman 

Shannon Gibney 

Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria


Writing Your Racial Autobiography (Presented by staff from Saint Paul Public School's Office of Equity)

Exploring racial autobiography is an important starting point for understanding how your racial identity impacts your work as an educator. This session will share a process for teachers to write their own racial autobiographies. Using that process, begin to reflect on and write about your early experiences with race, and uncover how they have shaped you.

Learning Autobiographies: The Power of Culturally Relevant Curriculum (Presented by University of Minnesota Instructor Jehanne Beaton)
A learning autobiography taps students to share their own school and learning histories, providing them with a platform for critiquing their school's status quo and enabling you, their teacher, to better know them as writers and learners. During this session, learn about an original curricular unit that supports middle and high school students to write a learning autobiography. 


The Minnesota Historical Society and Saint Paul Public School's Multicultural Resource Center are partnering to offer this free workshop. 








Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul , MN