Center for Faculty Innovation

Teaching Black (Virtual Book Discussion)

Mon, 17 Oct 2022 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In this online reading group scheduled for October 17th, participants will have the opportunity to explore the text, Teaching Black: The Craft of Teaching on Black Life and Literature with one of its contributing authors, JMU’s very own Lauren K. Alleyne.

The text includes multiple authors reflecting on the inclusive teaching practice of including content from diverse perspectives and lived experiences in the classroom and how this can positively impact the learning environment.

In addition to discussing the themes present in the text, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own experiences, both triumphs and challenges, when implementing this inclusive practice.

Participants will receive a copy of the book and be invited to speak with the editors during the Teaching Black Event scheduled for October 18th (More details to follow).

(October 17th event)

DEADLINE: Applications are due by Friday, October 13, 2022 @ 12 noon (limited space available)

Full Event Details

Facilitated by

Lauren K. Alleyne, Executive Director, Furious Flower

Application questions

  1. Normal JMU Demographics
  2. In what ways have you been able to promote an inclusive environment in the classroom through course content selection?
  3. Have you faced challenges when incorporating content from marginalized communities
  4. This program serves as a pre-event to the Teaching Black events taking place on October 18th. If there is an opportunity to meet with the editors of this book, would you like to be invited? 

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. 

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us at or (540)568-4846.

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