Advancing Equity Issues in Education with Dr. Joseph Flynn, author of White Fatigue
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About the Event
Dr. Flynn is the Associate Director for Academic Affairs for the Center for Black Studies and an associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Northern Illinois University. He is also a past-president of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.
His teaching and scholarship focus on the intersection of multicultural and social justice education, Whiteness Studies, media and popular culture, and curriculum. Additionally, Dr. Flynn has provided professional development work for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities nationally.
Dr. Flynn founded the three-day Social Justice Summer Camp for Educators at Northern Illinois University. He also shares his views on various issues as an editorialist on Perspectives, a radio program on WNIJ, an NPR affiliate. Finally, Dr. Flynn published White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice (Peter Lang, 2018), a book that considers the critical question of why is it such a challenge to teach White students about race? The book has been awarded the O.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award from the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.