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 and Fall 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 offered an intensive workshop in which participants learn anti-racist teaching strategies and  redesign their course curriculum and syllabi to include anti-racist pedagogy.

Faculty Fellows

Kirsten Cole
Teacher Education
phone: 212-220-1289

Shawn Grant
Business Management
Angela Polite
Speech, Communications, & Theater Arts


Fall 2022 Programming

Open to all BMCC faculty and staff.

Wednesday, 8/31, 10:30 am-12:00pm

How We Start Matters: Creating an Anti-racist Learning Environment from Day One

By focusing on building honest and trusting relationships from day one, we can help foster the conditions for meaningful and respectful anti-racist discourse. Register here.
Thursday, 9/22, 3:00-4:30pm

Laying the Foundation for Anti-racist Pedagogical Practice: Discussing Race, Racism and other Essential Terms (Part I)

Join the Anti-racist Pedagogy Project for part one in a two-part series in which we build a common language for our anti-racist work by exploring the definitions of race, racism and other key concepts.  In part two of this series, on September 28, we will explore our own racial identity development, positionality, implicit bias and its impact on teaching, learning and student engagement. Register here.
Thursday, 9/29, 3:00-4:30pm

Laying the Foundation for Anti-racist Pedagogical Practice: Reflecting on our identities and positionality (Part II)

Our identities shape the lens through which we view our work at BMCC and how our students experience us. Join the Anti-racist Pedagogy Project for this second part of our series we 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.
Thursday, 10/13, 3:00-5:00pm

Recognizing and Interrupting Racial and Intersectional Microaggressions in Education

Microaggressions impact the development, achievement, mental health and the psychological wellbeing of our students both inside and outside of the classroom. During this workshop, we will be joined by the Office of Accessibility, as we explore strategies for identifying and responding to microaggressions, drawing from real-life scenarios in our work at BMCC. We will also gain a deeper understanding of the impact of microaggressions by hearing directly from our students. Register here.
Wednesday, 11/16, 11:00am-12:30pm

Empowering Our Students Through Critical Race Theory

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. Join the Anti-racist Pedagogy Project as we explore CRT as a framework to understand race, racism, oppression and power. Participants will leave with an understanding of CRT’s basic tenets and usable ideas for its application to teaching and student engagement. 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 information about additional programming, email The Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project.

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