With scholarly interests that focus on the convergence of ethics, education, and commitments to diversity, Applebaum’s work exemplifies the connection between theory and practice, research and action. Her book, Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility, and Social Justice Education, introduces an approach to social justice pedagogy called “white complicity pedagogy.” She argues that white students who acknowledge their complicity have an increased potential to develop alliance identities and engage in genuine cross-racial dialogue. Applebaum’s presentation addresses issues raised in her book and provides examples of white complicity and how it can be obscured by “being good.” Her goal is to offer cautions about the need for vigilance for academics (herself included) and others who do social justice work.
All lectures are free and open to the public at no charge and are followed by opportunities for audience members to ask questions.
Lectures are held at 7:30 PM in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East.
Tue Mar 5th, 2013 - Tue Mar 5th, 2013