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Social Justice

Engaging Students in Social Justice Conversations within a Democratic Classroom

12:30pm - 1:45pm EDT April 14, 2016

Meeting Room B, SAK Building

As college educators, many of us long to develop empathetic, engaged citizens who challenge societal inequities and work for the greater good. Yet, thinking about how to accomplish these goals within the limits of our classrooms is dizzying. This workshop aims to tap into our shared knowledge on facilitating discussions and activities on social justice in our classrooms.

Drs. Raechel Tiffe and Luis Sáenz de Viguera Erkiaga will help lead the discussion and Kristi Kaeppel, graduate student and CETL fellow, will share findings from her master’s capstone on what motivated Merrimack students to study and work for social justice. Topics we hope to cover are: talking about privilege in class, navigating student discomfort and/or resistance, and creating a democratic, inclusive classroom while engaging with these topics. Finally, we will discuss strategies and provide a handout of ideas for participants to use in their classrooms.


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Questions? Contact Kristi Kaeppel at

Last modified on Apr. 8th, 2016 at 5:23pm by Luis Saenz de Viguera.