“To educate as the practice of freedom is a way of teaching that anyone can learn.” (pg 13)
In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks re-envisions teaching as an emancipatory act in which we enable students to transgress against racial, sexual, and class boundaries. Though she wrote this book in 1994, hooks speaks to critical needs and questions in education today: How do we deal with racism, sexism, and other -isms in the classroom? What should teaching look like in a pluralistic society?
The CTL selected Teaching to Transgress for its inaugural “guilt-free book club” in the Spring 2017 Semester. The club is guilt-free in that all were encouraged to attend even if they hadn’t done the reading for week or had missed prior meetings.
Book club meetings took place every two weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Participants could attend either Tuesday or Wednesday every two weeks, according to your schedule. Lunch was served.
Dates and Times: Jan 31/Feb 1, Feb 14/15, Feb 28/Mar 1, Mar 21/22, Apr 4/5, Apr 18/19, May 2/3 (all noon-1pm)
Teaching to Transgress is available online through the Claremont Colleges Library.