The New Jim Crow Book Study

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 5/20/2019 - 7/28/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 2
  • Nonmember Price: $190
  • CEA Member Price: $90
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 21 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/23/2019 - 12/1/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 2
  • Nonmember Price: $190
  • CEA Member Price: $90
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 12 of 25

About the Course

The New Jim Crow course is a book study that dives into the mass incarceration of predominantly African American men, along with other minorities and socio-economically disadvantaged groups in the United States. This book study will encourage much discussion, reflection, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations among the participants in the course to further understand the content. This book study will encourage much discussion, reflection, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations among the participants in the course to further understand the content. This book study is ideal for educators who are wanting to have a better understanding of the American incarceration system, the institutional racism many students carry with them to school, and to investigate solutions to alleviating mass incarceration. 

Required Text:

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain how the American incarceration system creates and maintains social hierarchy through mass incarceration.
  • Discuss solutions to alleviate and end the practice of racial hierarchy in the incarceration system.
  • Incorporate discussion and reading strategies into work environment.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Education Support Professionals Professional Development

Facilitator

Kathy Zaleski

Kathy currently teaches Social Studies at Northglenn High School in Adams 12.  Along with teaching, she also facilitates multiple courses and trainings around using restorative practices in schools around the country.  Kathy has a BS in Secondary Education - Social Studies from Indiana University and a MA from University of Arizona in Language, Reading, and Culture.  


Reviews

Jenn Kuhlen
This course is well worth the time and effort! Very informative and challenging. I highly recommend this course for all teachers and support staff.
Luis Dominguez-Paris
Eye opening! It's a lot to digest but well worth the challenge.
Brigitte Cranmer
While the content was difficult at times, this class challenged me in so many ways for the better.

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