SMC's Women of African Descent Luncheon
The Women's Resource Center at Saint Mary's College hosted a Tribute to Women of African Descent luncheon! A panel of women (students and alums) from the SMC community shared their stories of negotiating struggles associated with their intersectional identities. SMC faculty, staff, and students had the opportunity to learn from these brilliant scholars, who challenged our constructions of contemporary black femininity and reified the importance of Black women's presence on campus.
PEOPLE'S EDUCATION MOVEMENT
Reclaiming our queendom
Check out Dr. Monique Lane's (2017) article in Equity & Excellence in Education.
Monique Lane is an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California, in the Department of Leadership. The university's mission and core principles - primarily the concern for the poor and social justice - was an important determinant in choosing Saint Mary's as an academic home. Below, Monique is pictured advancing the school mission of inclusive excellence with Saint Mary's colleagues, Dr. Michael Viola (left) and Dr. Clifford Lee (far right). Learn more about the Kalmanovitz School of Education and the graduate programs in Educational Leadership here.
dirp at teachers college
Monique Lane had the great pleasure of serving on a panel at the 2016 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference, organized by the Black Student Network at Teachers College.
and still we rise conference 2016!
Dr. Monique Lane inaugurated And Still We Rise Conference on Black Girls and Women in Education in 2016. Commencing at Columbia University's Teachers College, this daylong professional development drew scholars, K-12 youth, and stakeholders from across myriad disciplines—social sciences, life sciences, public health, and public policy—to share current research findings on Black women and girls in educational contexts. And Still We Rise Conference 2016 was critical and celebratory, as participants engaged in dialogue around the injustices burdening Black women and girls in the realm of education, as well as highlighted current healing practices, policies, and political movements that advance tangible interventions on behalf of this population. And Still We Rise Conference 2016 was a home run for Teachers College and an important step in advancing educational justice for Black women and girls! Click here for more information about this important event.
Dr. Monique Lane was featured in The Conversation, a popular YouTube series led by Teachers College Doctoral student, Brennan DuBose. This week's discussion was centered on Hip Hop Education, and included critiques of the misogyny that is embedded in the cultural tradition. #hiphoped
peril & promise:
black female education and literacy in u.s. schools
In the summer of 2015, Dr. Lane taught a highly anticipated seminar on the educational experiences of African American female youth in K-12 schools. The course, entitled "Peril and Promise: Black Female Education and Literacy in American Schools", was offered by the Arts & Humanities Department at Teachers College, and available to Masters and Doctoral students across numerous programs of study. Critical race feminism, postmodernism, and Black feminist theory provided an important lens through which students explored African American girls' race-gender stigmatization, agency, and resilience in traditional educational contexts. By critically illuminating the schooling patterns of African-American female youth, this course challenged students to rethink dominant narratives around Black femininity and the notion of equal opportunity in U.S. K-12 education.
2015 penn summit on black girls and women
Monique Lane was honored to participate as a panelist at the Penn Summit on
Black Girls and Women in Education in April 2015.
Black Girls and Women in Education in April 2015.
YPAR WITH CYPHERS FOR JUSTICE!
In the spring semester of 2015, Dr. Lane co-facilitated a youth workshop with U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassador, emcee Hired Gun, entitled, "Ladies First: Hip Hop and Gender." Hosted by the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, this 16-week course assisted students in conducting youth participatory action research projects (YPAR), while using hip hop to articulate their findings. Connecting scholars to the oral and social justice traditions that co-exist within hip-hop culture - from a female perspective - empowered individuals to identify the art form as a useful tool for inspiring social activism.
janrah: education, entrepreneurship, & empowerment!
Dr. Lane serves on the founding board of directors for JANRAH, a girls empowerment program of the Social Justice Learning Institute in Inglewood, California. The organization is a feminist response to the inequity of supports for young women of color in urban communities. This unique organization offers numerous resources for these youth as they pursue their educational and life goals. Click here to access the JANRAH website directly.
truth tellin' at usf!
Monique Lane was an invited speaker at the University of San Francisco on April 15th, 2014. Her lecture, entitled " When Black girls unite: How critical teacher reflection can lead to a pedagogy of power", provided a framework that educators could utilize to bridge the gap between critical theory and classroom practice. Monique would like to thank the Urban Education and Social Justice (UESJ) Program, the Teacher Education Department at USF, and the Center for Transformative Teacher Training for hosting this phenomenal event.