To celebrate Pride Month, the University of Suffolk will be hosting a seminar series entitled Queering the Curriculum.
The virtual event, which will run for three days from Thursday 24- Saturday 26 June, is being hosted by the University’s LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the Gender and Sexuality Research Interest Group. It will bring together a number of academics, educators, students, activists, practitioners, and diversity trainers to discuss what Queering the Curriculum means in 2021.
Dr Sebastian Cordoba is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University and an organiser of the event. He said “There is a need to recognise gender and sexual diversity in our educational practices. Many LGBTQ+ students do not feel represented in the teaching material – from pronouns, to the use of man as norm like chairman, policeman, etc., to assumptions about people’s genders and sexualities, – which can make them feel disregarded and excluded. This event aims to illustrate how – and why – the teaching curriculum should adapt to account for our students’ diverse identities and experiences, thus helping us promote a more welcoming and respectful teaching environment for all.”
Bookings for the free seminar series can be made on Eventbrite until midday on 25 June at 12 noon. Please follow this link Pride 2021 – Queering the Curriculum – Seminar Series Tickets, Thu 24 Jun 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
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