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Teach-In video

Join us in a hybrid format: (In-Person and Virtually) for the 10th Annual Teach-In 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 9:00a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Pew Campus (Seidman, DeVos, CHS)

Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Allendale Campus (Russel H. Kirkhof Center)


This is the tenth annual Teach-in, entitled Power, Privilege and Difficult Dialogues. The original idea of holding a Teach-in at GVSU in Winter 2014 was motivated by a number of campus indicators about improving equity and inclusion on our campus. Early Teach-ins were so well-received that the University Academic Senate and Student Senate voted unanimously to sponsor this event on a yearly basis. Program sponsors include the Inclusion and Equity Institute and the Office of the Provost. 

The Teach-in is intended for the purpose of mutual education among students, faculty and staff of the GVSU community and intended to address topics related to inequality and systems of oppression, as well as social justice and liberation. The learning objectives of Power, Privilege, and Difficult Dialogues are to raise awareness, inform, create dialogue, and document suggestions for action.  

Please keep in mind that a teach-in is practical, participatory and action oriented. We especially encourage contributions with an intersectional framework (race, class, gender identity & expression, sexuality, religion, ability among other aspects of identity). Sessions must include students as co-creators and presenters of the content. We welcome collaborative faculty/student/staff/community sessions that involve educational frameworks for opening dialogues, workshops, and engaged pedagogies.

Requirements for the composition of the Session Presentation Teams are given on the Proposal Submission Link above.

On behalf of UAS (University Academic Senate) and the Student Senate,

Karen Gipson (PHY & IRIS), Faculty Lead for 2022 Teach-in
Faith Kidd, Student Senate President

Sponsored by

University Academic Senate, Student Senate, the Equity and Inclusion Institute, and the Office of the Provost

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