The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA).\, in collaboration with MindHandHeart, Global Languages, and SHASS, presents:

April Baker-Bell (University of Michigan)
“Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy”
Friday, October 6, 2023
Stata Center (Building 32)
Room 32-141

Dr. April Baker-Bell will discuss how anti-Black linguistic racism and white linguistic supremacy get normalized in teacher attitudes, curriculum and instruction, pedagogical approaches, disciplinary discourses, and research, and she will discuss the impact these decisions have on Black students’ language education and their linguistic, racial, and intellectual identities. Dr. Baker-Bell will introduce a new way to forward through Antiracist Black Language Pedagogy, a pedagogical approach that intentionally and unapologetically places Black Language at the center to critically interrogate white linguistic hegemony and anti-Black linguistic racism.

Baker-Bell is Associate Professor of Language, Culture, and Justice in Education at the University of Michigan in the Marsal Family School of Education.