The 11th annual Antiracist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) Institute will be held virtually through Zoom. The award-winning institute is open to teaching faculty from all higher education institutions. This year, we invite teams of 2-5 faculty per institution to apply for one of four cohorts:
Cohort 1: June 1 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and June 6-10 (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Cohort 2: June 2 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and June 6-10 (1 – 4:30 p.m.)
Cohort 3: June 3 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and June 13-17 (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Cohort 4: June 4 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and June 13-17 (1 – 4:30 p.m.)
The ARPAC Institute provides intensive professional development for faculty committed to incorporating antiracist pedagogy into their courses; it is not a train-the-trainer program. ARPAC engages faculty in an analysis of systemic racism and provides a conceptual framework focused on antiracist pedagogy for a rigorous and relevant curriculum. The institute also provides the ongoing ARPAC Community of Practice to support faculty, across the curriculum, in their teaching and commitment to antiracist praxis. In addition, participating faculty are encouraged to develop campus-specific strategies for broader antiracism organizing across their institutions.
The ARPAC organizing team is committed to developing a community of antiracist educators. We acknowledge that building relationships and doing antiracism work in person has many advantages that can't be fully replicated in a virtual environment. At the same time, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all participants and learning partners in this time of COVID.
The 2022 Virtual ARPAC offers a curriculum designed specifically for the virtual environment. In order to create authentic community, participants will be expected to keep their video on and be fully present.
The institute will be led by nationally recognized scholars, Dr. Emily Drew (Willamette University) and Dr. Kyoko Kishimoto (St. Cloud State University), and Core Organizer/Trainers from Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training.
For more information, contact:
Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair
Upon completion of the Virtual ARPAC Institute, participants will:
The Virtual ARPAC Institute will be offered online through Zoom. Day one includes a full day of synchronous content and activities, with built-in break times. Days two through six include half-day synchronous sessions with reading, reflection, and application assignments to be completed outside of those scheduled hours. Participants are expected to arrange their schedules so they can fully participate in all sessions.
Day One: Introduction to Systemic Racism
Topics include an introductory analysis of systemic racism and ways the analysis shapes our work in higher education. Participants will:
Days Two through Six: Application of Antiracist Pedagogy in the Higher Education Classroom
Topics focus particularly on incorporating antiracist pedagogy across the curriculum. Participants will:
Dr. Emily Drew is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, white supremacy, the Movement for Black Liberation, and social change. Her research agenda revolves around understanding how race and racism get institutionalized, with the goal of helping to illuminate more effective strategies for interrupting systemic inequality. Drew is a co-trainer of “Understanding Institutional Racism” workshops for Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. In that context, she works as a strategic planner, helping institutions develop and implement long term commitments to antiracist, multicultural transformation. Drew also works with an Oregon coalition for immigrant rights, and is in the process of publishing new research about mixed-status Latino families living “Under One Roof.”
Dr. Kyoko Kishimoto is a Professor in the Department of Ethnic, Gender, & Women’s Studies at St. Cloud State University. She directs the Asian Pacific American Studies Minor and teaches Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies courses. Her research interests include women of color in higher education, how to incorporate anti-racist pedagogy within and beyond the classroom, and popular cultural representations of race. Her work has been published in Hmong Studies Journal, Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, Journal of Global Gender Studies, Multicultural Education, Feminist Teacher, and elsewhere. She has been involved with the organizing of the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) Institute since 2009. In addition, she works with a social justice group that is building collective power for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls.
2022 Virtual ARPAC Organizing Team
The 2022 Virtual ARPAC Institute is sponsored by St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
The following language from Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training applies to the entire Virtual ARPAC Institute.
The purpose of this policy is to encourage open communication, free exchange of ideas, spontaneous and honest dialogue and an atmosphere of trust in the workshops facilitated by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training (Crossroads) and to protect the intellectual property of Crossroads.
Crossroads does not allow video or audio recording of our workshops for external use. There are several reasons for this policy.