Illusions of Inclusion: Transforming Justice. Transforming Education

Colloquium | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Maisha T. Winn, School of Education, University of California, Davis; and Transformative Justice in Education Center

 Graduate School of Education

Winn builds on ideas introduced in her book, Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education through Restorative Justice, in which she asserts that four pedagogical stances—History Matters; Race Matters; Justice Matters; and Language Matters—are essential for teaching and learning communities to engage in justice projects. In this talk, Winn argues for a fifth pedagogical stance, Futures Matter, as a lever to animate restorative and transformative justice work in schools.

About the Speaker. Maisha T. Winn is the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor and the Co-Founder and Faculty Director (with Torry Winn) of the Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis. Professor Winn’s program of research examines the ways in which teachers and/or adult allies for youth in schools and in out-of-school contexts practice “justice” in the teaching of literacy. Professor Winn was named an American Educational Research Association Fellow (Spring 2016). In 2014 she received the William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellowship and was named the American Educational Research Association Early Career Award recipient in 2012. Professor Winn was recently awarded the Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University for the 2019/2020 academic year. Professor Winn is the author of several books, including Writing in Rhythm: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban Schools (published under her maiden name “Fisher”); Black Literate Lives: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (published under maiden name “Fisher”); and Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline; and is the co-editor of Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Research (with Django Paris). She has two new books, Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education through Restorative Justice (Harvard Education Press) and Restorative Justice in the English Language Arts Classroom (with Hannah Graham and Rita Alfred on National Council of Teachers of English Principles in Practice Series). She is also the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including Review of Research in Education; Anthropology and Education Quarterly; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; Race, Ethnicity and Education; Research in the Teaching of English; Race and Social Problems; and Harvard Educational Review.