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The WGS Center for Social Justice is excited to announce the 2022 Teach OUt on Race will be held on February 25th from 10:30am-2:30pm. This event will be held virtually via Zoom and registration is required. Teach OUt is free and open to the public. 

Designed for a range of participants from budding allies to experienced activists, Teach OUt is an opportunity for attendees to intentionally consider what it means to practice anti-racism across the spaces where we teach, learn, and lead. 

Continuing the theme of the sixth annual Teach OUt on Race: Creative Disruptive Spaces (Spring 2021), the WGS Center for Social Justice envisions the seventh annual Teach OUt as a more inclusive event that centers students’ experiences of continued racial oppression and recognizes student activist groups doing the work of fighting these oppressions on campus and in the community.

We envision a three-part event, the first of which will provide safe spaces for students to give voice to concerns about and share personal experiences involving racism. The second part will feature a collaborative panel that will answer questions framed around how to have difficult conversations about racism. Lastly, Teach OUt will close with a workshop presented by Dr. Renea Butler-King.

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NOTE: The day prior to the event, registrants will receive a link to a document with Zoom links for the various sessions.

February 25th, 2022 (10:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

Schedule of events:

10:30 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks, led by Miles Kelly and Dr. Kalenda Eaton

10:45 AM - Breakout Sessions

Faculty, staff, and student breakout sessions featuring student organizers.

10 minute break 

12:00 PM - Keynote Panel

A panel answers questions about how to navigate difficult conversations around race. Featuring Dr. Mirelsie Velazquez, Dr. Zeynep Aydogdu, Dr. Kathleen Wong, and Dr. Michael Baugh.  Moderated by Dr. Rodney Bates. 

10 minute break 

1:10 PM - "Undoing Racism" Workshop, led by Dr. Renea- Butler-King. 

As a staff member in the school of social work, Dr. Butler-King manages the simulation with Child Welfare training, as well as teaches courses in macro social work and human development. She completed her PhD in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum in December 2020 from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked for over 25 years in professional social work practice (Instructor, maternal and child health, anti-racist work, diversity, community mental health, drug court, and OKCPS). 

2:20 PM - Closing Remarks, led by Dr. Rodney Bates