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Racially-Just Pedagogy: Home

A resource hub for resources relating to racially just pedagogy and for teaching race-related content in the college classroom Started by faculty from the CHESS Racial Justice Task Force and Nash Library & Student Learnings Commons.

Work in Progress

This guide was created to be a localized place for the Gannon community to access resources that support our mission of moving coursework towards a more racially-just pedagogy.  We are currently working hand-in-hand with faculty from the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS).  This guide is meant to be fluid.  As more current and relevant content is created, it is our intention to update this guide so it will accurately represent current best practices.  We hope to expand this guide to include discipline-specific material for various academic departments.  Please visit the Contact page if you like to see a resource included!

A current update on Gannon's work from the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steering Committee is available here.

Upcoming Events

Check back for more events soon!

Local Development & Training Opportunities

The Nonprofit Partnership

The Nonprofit Partnership is a local organization that provides education, training, and tools to strengthen nonprofit agencies.  They are currently offering free registration to participate in organized, virtual, discussion groups:

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 9:30am - Topic focus: equity - Register here!
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 9:30am - Topic focus: "stretch your allyship muscle" - Register here!

The Nonprofit Partnership also offers low cost trainings and events.  Events are currently being held both in person and virtually. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:00am - Building a Culture of Diversity - Register here!
Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:00am - I Don't Know How To Say This, But... - Register here!

Other local events:

Racial Equity Workshop for Parents, by The Children's Museum of Cleveland, Multiple dates - Register here!

The University of Pittsburgh: Justice Collective - School of Education: The University of Pittsburgh is hosting a study group to fight against Anti-Black Racism.  White Co-Conspirators groups are led by white colleagues in their Collective community.  The groups serve as forums for white people to further their learning and collaboration on equity, justice, and anti-racism, with the expectation that this work will lead to meaningful co-conspiring and productive activism.  Are you interested in facilitating or joining a group? Email our Justice Collective Facilitator Anneliese Martinez to learn more at


Local Resources

Featured Local Resource

Gannon CHESS Series: From 1619 Virginia to 16503 Erie: The Constitutional Path to Black Lives Matter

As part of the 2020 Gannon CHESS Series, longtime Gannon faculty member Dr. Parris Baker examines how racism was ingrained in the founding of the United States and the historical events that have led to the current Black Lives Matter movement. The focus on making reflective and reflexive change and the desire to re-evaluate processes at the micro and macro level are two areas Dr. Baker believes can result in significant change.