Banks Center for Educational Justice

Banks Center Events


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
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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
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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!