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The bell hooks Book Club

There has been so much work in our college lately addressing anti-racist pedagogy and culturally sustaining pedagogy that I thought it would be fruitful to go to the mother of the movement. But I also didn’t want to read her by myself. I know my colleagues and wanted to read with all of you. So along with the library, CETLS and the Race, Equity and Inclusion Coordinating Committee, we started the bell hooks Book Club.
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Returning to In-Person Teaching: We’re All in This Together

This semester, many of us will be returning to teaching in person for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. We’re excited to see our students and colleagues in person, and at the same time nervous and unsure of what to expect. For this blog post, we asked BMCC colleagues who have already been teaching in person to share their experiences.
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How Can Departments Better Support the Careers of Part-Time Faculty? Introducing GSECS

Since the success of our departments depends on the crucial work of part-time faculty, we need to create a space where their concerns about their careers are heard and validated. Our hope is that other departments develop initiatives similar to the English department's Graduate Student and Early-Career Support committee, which supports graduate students and early-career adjuncts.
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Land Acknowledgment at BMCC

Land acknowledgments are an invitation to engage in the hard, uncomfortable work of decolonization by making the invisible visible. While a land acknowledgment makes visible settler colonialism and indigenous erasure, decolonization will only happen in partnership with indigenous peoples.
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