Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture—Friday, November 11
Over the last two decades much has been written in social work and elsewhere about the challenges of teaching oppression and dealing with students’ feelings of discomfort and resistance to learning race and racism.
This Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture will attempt to identify the conditions that support the emergence of a climate in which analytic and affective experiences can facilitate shifts in consciousness leading to a decolonial attitude. Dr. Daniel will discuss students’ resistance to learn about race and racism and examine why pedagogies of analysis and critiques of oppression are not enough to address the complexities of traumatic racial history and varied emotional manifestations of resistance. Furthermore, this lecture will theorize how we might engage the work of decolonial pedagogies of emotion to reduce students’ resistance and help them cultivate greater identification with social justice issues.
About the Speaker
CarolAnn Daniel, PhD, MSW, is recognized as a national leader in antiracism in education and health care with marginalized populations. She was the founding Chair of the Northeast Chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Daniel is a professor of social policy at Adelphi University in metropolitan NYC, where she established and implemented diversity and equity initiatives for faculty, staff, and students. Her research focuses on race, systemic racism, organizational change, and strategies for advancing diversity, equity, and belonging. Dr. Daniel will present “Decolonial Approaches to Engaging Resistance to Learning about Race and Racism” during the Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture of the 2022 Annual Program Meeting.