Teachers' Lounge: Doing History as Reparative Work using Material and Visual Culture
Consider topics, issues and ideals related to teaching and learning with colleagues. Freely exchange and develop ideas in a relaxed and congenial environment. Join educators from across K-12, informal learning, and colleges and universities for aspirational conversations around topics of shared interest. Each Teachers' Lounge is facilitated by an invited guest who initiates the dialogue around relevant pedagogical issues.
Interpreting objects of material and visual culture can be used as a powerful starting point for discussions about race. Using observation and illuminating contextual information, join Elon Cook Lee to consider how objects can deepen our understandings of concepts and events related to race in the United States and Europe.
Elon Cook Lee is a public historian and museum activist. She is the program director for the Center for Reconciliation and curator for its new museum project on the history and legacy of slavery and enslaved resistance. Elon leads workshops interpreting the history of slavery in the US, antebellum African American history, interpreting America's history and legacy of lynching, oral history and genealogy. Elon is also adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches an undergraduate course on the Rhode Island slave trade and public memory. Currently, she is Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow in Costume & Textiles at the RISD Museum for fall 2018-spring 2020.
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