Black and Villa Lead Teachers in Critical Reflections on Social Class

Posted on 8/25/2015 12:08:22 PM

Laurel Black and Judith Villa of the English Department spoke in May 2015 at Georgetown University at “Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power: Joint Conference of the Labor and Working Class History Association and the Working Class Studies Association.”

Their interactive presentation, titled “I’m Ashamed of my Privilege: Teachers, Students, and Level Playing Fields,” asked faculty from across the country to participate in an exercise designed to help them understand how social class affected their lives. Participants discussed how their own social class experiences shapes their pedagogy.

Department of English