Course Syllabus and Readings
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Black Minds Matter
Webinar Series with J. Luke Wood
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
October 23rd – December 11th, 2017
This fall, Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching an online "public course" titled BLACK MINDS MATTER: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.
This "public course" is presented in the form of an eight-part webinar series that is open virtually (via livestream) to anyone who would like to participate. These sessions will be Broadcast live in room B111 on Mondays at Santa Monica College from 4:30 to approximately 6:00, and will be followed by a discussion until 6:30, beginning October 23, 2017 through December 11, 2017. During the broadcast hour, you may expect opening commentary from J. Luke Wood as well as guest lectures, speeches, and interviews with key leaders in the field.
The "public" version of this course represents the first hour of the actual Black Minds Matter course that is offered by the College of Education at San Diego State University (SDSU). After the broadcast ends, the course continues for the students enrolled in SDSU Ed.D. and Joint Ph.D. programs who will be attending class in-person.
The Center for Teaching Excelence for more information and links to course resources.
Learn more about the Black Minds Matter course at SDSU.
The course schedule is subject to change. Click session name to view recordings of past sessions.
WEEK 1 – 10/23/17 – Linking Black Lives and Black Minds
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 1.pdf
Speaker: Ryan Smith, The Education Trust-West
Interviewee: S. Lee Merritt, Civil Rights Attorney
Speaker: Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter
WEEK 2 – 10/30/17- Foundations of Black Male Research and Practice
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 2.pdf
Speaker: Frank Harris III, San Diego State University
Interviewee: Shaun R. Harper, University of Southern California
WEEK 3 – 11/06/17- Ascription of Intelligence
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 3.pdf
Speaker: Fred A. Bonner II, Prairie View A&M University
Interviewee: Donna Ford, Vanderbilt University
WEEK 4 – 11/13/17- Assumptions of Criminality
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 4.pdf
Speaker: Tyrone C. Howard, University of California Los-Angeles
Interviewee: Pedro Noguera, University of California Los-Angeles
Speaker: Nesha Savage, San Diego City College
WEEK 5 – 11/20/17- Campus Climates and Non-Cognitive Outcomes
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 5.pdf
Speaker: Terrell L. Strayhorn, DoGoodWork LLC
Interviewee: James L. Moore III, The Ohio State University
Interviewee: Kimberly A. Griffin, University of Maryland
WEEK 6 – 11/27/17- Promising Practices for Teaching and Learning
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 6.pdf
Speaker: Ilyasah Shabazz, Educator & Daughter of Malcom X and Dr. Betty Shabazz
Speaker: Chance Lewis, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Interviewee: Jawanza Kunjufu, African American Images
WEEK 7 – 12/04/17- Holistic Support for Black Male Learners
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 7.pdf
Speaker: Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Interviewee: Robert T. Palmer, Howard University
Speaker: Vanessa McCullers, Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United
WEEK 8 – 12/11/17- Advancing Black Male Policy, Support and Research
Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 8.pdf
Interviewee: Ivory Toldson, Howard University
Speaker: Robert Simmons, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Interviewee: Jerlando F. L. Jackson, University of Wisconsin Madison