Education

Second workshop with Eddie Moore added at University of Iowa

Discussion on race and privilege for teachers set for the afternoon

Educator and speaker Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., one of the authors of “The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys”, speaks in a classroom at the Coe College Athletic and Recreation Complex on Monday, February 12, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Educator and speaker Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., one of the authors of “The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys”, speaks in a classroom at the Coe College Athletic and Recreation Complex on Monday, February 12, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

A second workshop has been added as part of Wednesday’s “The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys” discussion at the University of Iowa.

The morning session, featuring a workshop with the authors of the book on which the workshops are based — Diane Finnerty, Eddie Moore Jr. and Marguerite Penick-Parks — was filled by early registrations.

The second workshop, “Breaking Up with White Privilege: A Valentine’s Day Discussion on Race, Privilege and Action,” will be held 4 to 6 p.m., in Room N116 Lindquist Center of the Baker Teacher Leader Center on the UI campus.

The afternoon discussion will focus on privilege and its manifestations in PK-12 schools and higher education, according to a statement from the UI’s College of Education, which is hosting the events.

The discussions are designed to foster ideas on how to better educate young black boys, the college said.

Some six percent of students in Iowa in 2017 were black, and some 24 percent self-identified as a racial minority, the Iowa Department of Education reported.

At the same time, less than three percent of public-education teachers were a racial minority. More than three-quarters of Iowa’s K-12 teachers are women.

If you go:

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• What: “Breaking Up with White Privilege: A Valentine’s Day Discussion on Race, Privilege, and Action” — The authors will host an in-depth discussion on privilege and its manifestations in PreK-12 schools and higher education.

• When: 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday

• Where: Room N116 Lindquist Center, Baker Teacher Leader Center, University of Iowa

• Registration: Go to uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5yZxnE5kHYnak85

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