“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 has selected Teaching to Transgress for its inaugural “guilt-free book club” this semester. The club is guilt-free in that all are encouraged to attend even if they haven’t done the reading for week or have missed prior meetings.
Book club meetings will take place every two weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can join on either Tuesday or Wednesday every two weeks, according to your schedule. Lunch will be 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, and the first 20 people who register (and who want one) will receive a hard copy.
(The book club is currently underway. To join, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)