“Ghettos were created and under-resourced by design…” #Redlining systematized the creation and persistence of America’s Ghettos.
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What is Community-Engaged Scholarship?
I like to think of the “work” of linking research and practice along a continuum. This continuum may have at one extreme <use-inspired> research and at the ether, <community-engaged scholarship>. For me, I’ve learned from folks in the humanities and public scholars and artists, that community-engaged scholarship is intentional in disrupting power dynamics. Sometimes asContinue reading “What is Community-Engaged Scholarship?”
What is our work?
What is the work of the antiracist algebra coalition? This post features a zine of our ongoing work, a moment in time to capture our thinking about priorities and directions for action.
Joy in math is possible.
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Antiracism and Algebra.
I believe a mechanism to supporting an antiracist agenda in algebra education is to form a coalition of diverse stakeholders who are dedicated to racial justice and committed to learning and taking action to dismantle policies and practices that perpetuate inequities for students’ meaningful learning of algebra.
An Equity Lens (in Sketchnotes)
Equity lenses help to better understand and situate both broad issues in mathematics education, as well as approaches to addressing inequities and injustices. In this series of sketches, I explore one lens on equity developed by Rochelle Gutierrez, and relate this to other perspectives by Christopher Emdin and Bettina Love. While the sketches are my own, I draw on the ideas of other scholars and thought leaders to inform these visualizations.
In a state of being, I notice. I breathe. I experience sensation in my body. I pause to listen to what I need.
Cultivating joy means noticing when I’m joyful, and when I’m not. It means accepting what is, and living with an intention to cultivate joy.
Compassion, Curiosity for Monsters.
Compassion and curiosity toward self remain key in healing and releasing “monsters” of self-doubt, criticism.
Showing up is important. Not only showing up for other people, but showing up for yourself. Lately, I’ve been showing up for myself by sharing my ideas. By embracing the inevitable vulnerability of sharing something personal–your art– in a way that is open for public critique. Preparing for a presentation to an international audience ofContinue reading “Showing up.”