Equity through Creativity: Transformative Teaching Across Disciplines

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This Zoom workshop will showcase teaching that uses creative pedagogy to promote equity in the classroom. Each group member will present for ten minutes, highlighting a specific pedagogical practice. Noëlle Warden King (Bronx Community College) will present, “Three Letters from My Alphabet,” student work expressing their dreams for a better future. Stephanie Insley Hershinow (Baruch College) will present a literacy narrative assignment that encourages students to share writing that captures their individual voices. Asrat Genet Amnie (Hostos Community College) will present “The Power of Inclusive Pedagogy in the Light of Social Justice (Exploring the Correlation between Racial Discrimination and Substance Use).” Joseph Torres-González (Brooklyn College) will be sharing experiences on using documentaries and audiovisual materials in the classroom, along with reflecting on how film/media resonates with students’ experiences and livelihoods. Examples of student work will be included in each presentation. The session will conclude with a Q&A segment.

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About Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2020. She is the Director of Digital Communications for Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH), a three-year initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also working on a web project with teaching materials about civil rights struggles in New York City, including disability rights history. She advocates for improving public transit accessibility in New York City for people with disabilities and chairs the Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility for New York City Transit.