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Teacher Professional Development: Teaching Intersectionality through the Old West End and the work of Alison Saar

Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020 • 9:30 am — 5:30 pm
Classroom 128

This unique workshop will provide Toledo area educators with tools and teaching strategies designed to improve student awareness of topics including intersectionality within the Toledo community. Dr. Carla Janell Pattin, Ph.D  of Jesup Scott Honors College will lead teachers in an immersive experience in and around the Old West End neighborhood.  

Some other highlights of this workshop include:

  • An exclusive opportunity to engage in conversation with the artist Alison Saar and visit the exhibition “Mirror Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar.”
  • Viewing the exhibition "Thornton Dial: Trip to the Mountaintop", which explores the rich range of visual traditions and media that has grown out of African-American artistic practice in the South.
  • Meeting community members and Business owners in the neighborhood and learning about their memories and experiences

This teacher professional development experience is designed for High School educators. Participating teachers will receive a certificate of attendance and teacher resource binder.