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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Advancing Critical Education through Ethnic Studies | Interdisciplinary Programs

Institute on Critical Race and Ethnics Studies Research Rally Advancing Critical Education through Ethnic Studies Professor Sonia Nieto, Keynote Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture at the School of Education University of Massachusetts, Amherst Research Rally includes: student panel, faculty panel, student performances, and keynote speaker. What did ethnic studies mean in its heyday in the late 1960s and early 1970s, what does it mean today in the midst of pervasive ethnic harassment, and how can it transform K-12 and higher education in the future? In this personal reflection, Sonia Nieto recounts her years as a teacher at P.S. 25 in the Bronx, the first fully bilingual school in the Northeast and, later in the Department of Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College and, finally in her role as a teacher educator at the University of Massachusetts for many years. She will discuss how these experiences changed her ideas about education and even how she thought about her own identity. Reviewing recent research on ethnic studies, she suggests how it can improve both higher education and K-12 education not just for Puerto Rican and other Students of Color, but also for White students. Co-sponsors: Balance, Center for Teaching & Learning, College of Education, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Gender Equity, and Mellon Humanities Lab
Friday, September 18, 2020

Rosh Hashana

The Jewish New Year. Beings at sundown the evening of September 17th.
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Yom Kippur

Day of Atonement. Begins at sundown on the evening of September 26th.
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sukkot

Feast of Tabernacles. Begins at sundown on the evening of October 2nd.
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Shmini Atzeret

Eighth Day of Assembly. Begins at sundown on the evening of October 9th.
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Simchat Torah

Day of Celebrating the Torah. Begins at sundown the evening of October 10th.
Friday, December 11, 2020

Chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights. Begins at sundown the evening of December 10.
Friday, February 26, 2021

Purim

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Begins at sundown the evening of February 25th.
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Passover

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Begins at sundown the evening of March 26th.
Monday, May 17, 2021

Shavuot

Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Begins at sundown the evening of May 16th.

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