From major incidents like Charlottesville to daily issues about racism, bias, and prejudice, these are challenging times. These matters impact the lives of our students, and can be especially difficult to explore in an American Studies classroom. The conference will provide context and strategies for teachers.
Shannon Martinez’ powerful story will start off our conference this year and help set the agenda. As a former neo-Nazi who now works to help others leave hate groups, she has a particularly valuable perspective on America in 2018 and will provide tools for analyzing and confronting racism and hate.
We hope you will consider presenting a lesson or project that builds on the theme “Hatred and Healing in America.” Presenters are invited to submit individually or collaborate with other participants. Follow the link for possible topics. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 12, 2018.