Local Event!! Rethinking Conquest & Colonization

For all of our local New Mexico Readers:

2014-09-03_Rethinking-Conquest-and-ColonizationWe are very excited to announce our first LAII k-12 Teacher workshop of the year– “Rethinking Conquest & Colonization.”  The workshop will be held on Wednesday September 3rd from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, UNM.

Join us for a free, unique professional development opportunity for k-12 educators. With Columbus Day on October 8th, this time of year provides the opportunity both to reconsider not only how and what we teach about Christopher Columbus, but also more generally how conquest, colonization and the continued struggles of indigenous peoples are taught in the classroom. This workshop will provide the opportunity to engage in a discussion of these topics with special presentations by Dr. Glenabah Martinez, Associate Professor, and Dr. Vincent Werito, Assistant Professor, both from the UNM Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies.

The first 20 teachers to register will receive a free copy of one of our favorite publications, Rethinking Columbus!! We’ve got lots of different resources on the blog to support using this book in the classroom.

If you have any questions or to register, email Keira at kphilipp@unm.edu

Click here for a pdf version of our flyer.  Feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.

Hope to see you there!!

–Katrina

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