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“Agitating, Educating, Organizing: Historicizing Transformative Justice in Education” with Maisha T. Winn

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Winn discusses how the Black Arts Movement and Independent Black Institutions (IBIs) cultivated and celebrated Black literate lives. She connects this history to contemporary transformative justice activism in schools and communities.

Maisha T. Winn is Professor, Chancellor’s Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of the Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) at UC Davis. Winn’s research examines the intersectionality of language, literacy, and justice with attention to how to prepare teachers to “teach freedom” in both spaces of confinement and across the humanities. She considers the ways in which restorative justice practices have the potential to change languages, literacies, and social relations across our schools, institutions, and communities. Winn will draw from two of her books—Justice on Both sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice and Restorative Justice in the English Language Arts Classroom—as bases for discussion with TJE Center collaborators and other panelists during her residency.

Free and open to the public. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided.

This event is part of the 2020 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities, a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists. See all events of Winn’s residency.


Tuesday, March 10
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Watson Theater
316 Waverly Avenue (entrance by Light Work)
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States