Burned Out of Homes and History: Unearthing the Silenced Voices of the Tulsa Race Riots
Date: 5:00pm PDT September 24 Location: South Chapel, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
South Chapel, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
“Racial cleansings”—the systematic removal of people of color from towns/counties—has occurred throughout the United States. Most of these “disturbances” are not recorded in history textbooks.
This workshop will engage participants in the use of primary source documents (such as historic photographs and eyewitness accounts) to revisit the history of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Participants will write interior monologues/poems, construct templates for persuasive essays about reparations to victims and survivors, and develop a framework for classroom inquiry into the implications of “omissions” from traditional textbooks.
This class is part of our Workshop Series.
Workshop Details & Registration
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Christensen, M.Ed., OWP Director
Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.
Credit Option: This workshop is part of our Fall 2014 Oregon Writing Project Workshop Series. Participants who complete all 5 workshops within this series have the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit for an additional $200. Alumni discount may not be applied to the cost of credit.
About the Instructor
Linda Christensen, M.Ed. has been involved in the Oregon Writing Project (OWP) since her first National Writing Project Summer Institute in 1980. An often requested keynote speaker at educator conferences nationally and internationally, Linda has taught and/or provided literacy coaching in public schools for over 30 years, including seven years as the PPS district language arts specialist, and regularly provides professional development in writing across the curriculum for regional schools. Linda is a social justice activist, leader, and author for Rethinking Schools, a national grassroots teacher reform organization, and author of two books: Reading, Writing and Rising Up and Teaching for Joy and Justice.
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