Banks Center for Educational Justice

Banks Center Events

Dr. Jonathan Rosa

2024 Banks Center Distinguished Summer Scholar Workshop

Race, Language & Colonialism

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Tim San Pedro

2023 Banks Center Distinguished Summer Scholar

Summer Grad Student Workshop

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Paige Pettibon

2022 Banks Center Distinguished Summer Artist

July 2022

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Gloria Ladson-Billings

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Nomember 2021

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Eve Tuck: Writing and Other Relational Practices

Course Details

EDC&I 505A
M-F 9-10:30 am PST (remote)
July 5-9 & July 26-30
3 credits, CR/NC

protecting the promise
Inaugural CSP Series Book out April 2021!

Protecting the Promise: Indigenous Education Between Mothers and Their Children

By Timothy San Pedro

4/22 4-5 pm PST

Register here!

Gumbs 2020 Summer Scholar

Black Feminist Apprenticeship: Cultivating Listening and Learning Beyond the Human

Course Details

EDCI 505A (Seattle); B EDUC 520A (Bothell)
M-F 1:10-4:30pm, Room TBA
July 27th-August 7th
3 credits, CR/NC
Email edcodes@uw.edufor add code/registration

Course Description

For a few years now Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs has been considered a “queer Black Feminist Expert” but in her heart she identifies as an apprentice marine mammal: someone trying to learn how to breathe amidst rising oceans, transformed by the saltwater of her own tears, sweat, spit and blood. Informed by her book-length immersion in Jamaican theorist Sylvia Wynter’s practices of emphasis, Alexis is interested a depth praxis through which we can unlearn the traps of a western idea of the

And that’s where you come in.

This is an intensive space that will use writing, listening, embodiment and ceremony to cultivate the humility and connection it takes to study without the possibility of expertise. This is a space for learners who want to be students (not experts on) of whales, trees, clouds, sidewalks, soil, and other teachers I haven’t thought of yet. We will be together in circle indoors and outdoors, on campus and off campus in a supportive configuration of growth. Or, to put it in tweetable terms: #queerestblackestbestestsummerever


Black and Indigenous Theories of Educational Liberation and Resurgence

Instructors: 2019 Distinguished Summer Scholar, Sandy Grande and 2019 Summer Teaching Fellow, Leslie Allen Williams

EDCI 505A (Seattle); B EDUC 520 A (Bothell)
M-F 1:10 – 4:30 PM, Miller Hall 112
July 29th – August 9th
3 credits, CR/NC
Email edcodes@uw.edufor add code/registration questions

In this interdisciplinary graduate course, students will consider the tensions and intersections between Indigenous, decolonial, multicultural, critical race, and social justice theories of education. In so doing, they will examine the interplay of race and settler colonialism particularly as manifested through the interrelations of US property claims over Indigenous territory and Black bodies. Moreover, in this moment of #BlackLivesMatter and #NoDAPL, the political and pedagogical struggles for Black liberation and Indigenous resurgence will be examined as co-constitutive.

Gathering on Native Teacher Education

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Reception: 3:30-4:00 PM, Program: 4:00-5:00 PM

Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
This public event provides an opportunity for us to collectively learn from the beautiful work of two Native/Indigenous teacher education cohort programs as we continue to partner with Tribes in centering Native teachers, students, families, and communities.

Community Gathering with Tulalip Tribes

Friday, May 3, 2019
3:00-4:00 PM

Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve
6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip, WA 98271
This community event will bring together Tulalip Tribal educators and education leaders to build collectively around Native Teacher Education and Native Education more broadly.

Teaching for Black Lives Gathering

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7-8:30 pm, Kane Hall 220

Please join the Banks Center for Educational Justice as we gather with editors of Teaching for Black Lives, Jesse Hagopian and Wayne Au, along with local youth, leaders from the Seattle Education Association Center for Race & Equity, and the Seattle Public Schools Ethnic Studies Program to kick-off #BlackLivesMatter at School Week 2019. Speakers will share the ways the book, their
teaching, and their programs center and sustain Black Lives in our classrooms and communities. Books will be available for purchase and signing…

*Event is Free and Open to the Public

*Please RSVP at

Jim Crow Campus Book Talk & Dialogue

In this book talk and dialogue, Dr. Joy Williamson-Lott offered a master class centered on her book, Jim Crow Campus. After the talk, Dr. Williamson-Lott was joined by Dr. Michelle Purdy for a riveting dialogue about Black educational history and the project of racial and social justice through education. See the video on the sidebar to the right!