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Teaching Water and Environmental Justice: From the Great Lakes to Latin America

  • April 24, 2021
  • 1:00 PM (EDT)

This is a teacher training designed and led by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Michigan as part of its Title VI National Resource Center outreach program. The event will cover local:global relationships as we explore the integration of water and environmental justice issues in the classroom, connecting events such as the Flint Water Crisis to social and political experiences in Latin America.

The event is open to all but will be especially geared toward middle and high school teachers as well as community college instructors. Educators in the state of Michigan will receive professional development credits for their participation. ALL ARE WELCOME!

This event will bring together scholars, teachers, and artists to provide educators with context and resources for teaching about issues of water and environmental justice. We will explore place-based pedagogies to help educators connect water issues across local and global scales, from the Great Lakes to Latin America.

The workshop will offer materials and resources to help educators foster classroom dialogue through hands-on and interactive activities, including the use of print and visual multimedia.

The combined synchronous and asynchronous workshop will include a series of lesson modules and interactive teaching events with leading scholars and professionals in the field. Featuring:

Dr. Emily Wakild, Boise State University, Department of History

Dr. Michelle Berry, University of Arizona, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Dr. Sarah Hines, University of Oklahoma, Department of History

Dr. Mirta Paola Leon, Grand Valley State University, Department of Social Work

Jayson Porter, Northwestern University, Department of History

Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez, University of Texas – Austin, Latin American Studies

Paloma Contreras, University of Michigan, Department of Anthropology

Andrea Sosa Moreno, University of Michigan, Epidemiologic Science

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