May 10, 2022 FAC/STAFF

Faculty Summer Book Club: Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy

The Writing Center, DEI Division Office, and Writing Across Carroll program announce an exciting collaboration on a 2022 Faculty Summer Book Read. Our book selection is “Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy” by April Baker-Bell.

This book brings together theory, research, and practice to dismantle Anti-Black Linguistic Racism, the linguistic violence, persecution, dehumanization, and marginalization Black Language-speakers endure when using their language in schools and in everyday life. Baker-Bell introduces an alternative pedagogical approach, Antiracist Black Language Pedagogy, to pursue linguistic and racial justice.

The book club will meet on Zoom on six subsequent Wednesdays, June 1 – July 6. Each meeting will cover one chapter of the book. The book club will focus on the faculty experience but is open to all interested faculty and staff. All participants will receive a copy of the book to keep.

Learn more and register at this link by May 20 in order to receive a copy of the book: