Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project

The Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project aims to increase awareness and implementation of anti-racist pedagogical practice at BMCC by offering faculty opportunities to explore race, racism, racial identity, anti-racism, and anti-racist pedagogy. In Spring  2022, our faculty fellows will lead a series of workshops on topics including racial identity, the legacy of bell hooks, critical race theory, and microaggresssions. Fellows are also available for one-on-one or group coaching and departmental visits.

During the week of June 13-17 2022, we will offer an intensive workshop in which participants learn anti-racist teaching strategies and  redesign their course curriculum and syllabi to include anti-racist pedagogy. Applications for this workshop will open in March 2022.

Spring 2022 Faculty Fellows

Kirsten Cole
Teacher Education Department
phone: 212-220-1289

Angela Polite
Speech, Communications, & Theater Arts Dept.


Spring 2022 Programming

Open to all BMCC faculty and staff.

Thursday, 2/17, 3-4:30pm

Reflecting on our identities in anti-racist pedagogy

Our identities shape the lens through which we view our work at BMCC and how our students experience us. At this session we will reflect on our own racial identity development, discuss implicit bias, and consider the impact they have on us, our students, and our work. Register here.
Monday, 3/14, 2-3:30pm

The impact of bell hooks: Black feminism, engaged pedagogy, & intersectionality

bell hooks’ (1952-2021) scholarship offers powerful ideas for the practice of anti-racist pedagogy. At this session we will discuss hooks’ life and legacy and reflect on the implications of her work on anti-racist pedagogy and other educational practices. Register here.
Thursday, 4/7, 3-4:30pm

CRT and CRT: Critical Race Theory and Culturally Relevant Teaching

As we work to strengthen our individual and collective capacity for anti-racist pedagogy, we must consider the long shadow that educational histories cast on our work today. We will explore these histories and discuss how CRT and CRT offer a guide as we move into the future. Register here.
Monday, 5/9, 2-3:30pm

Racial microaggressions in education

Microaggressions impact our capacity to build supportive learning communities. In this session we will explore strategies for identifying and responding to microaggressions, drawing from real-life scenarios in our work at BMCC. Register here.

One-On-One or Group Coaching with Faculty Fellows
Open to all faculty and staff – Contact Faculty Fellows for more information and to schedule.

Custom Workshops for BMCC Departments and Programs
Faculty Fellows are available to visit department and program meetings to offer workshops related to anti-racist pedagogy and practices. Contact Faculty Fellows for more information and to schedule


BMCC’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project is made possible through the generous support of the President’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation. For more information about additional programming through the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project, contact Project Lead: Shawn Grant, Business Management Department,

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