42nd Annual Faculty College 2022:
Teaching & Learning with a Social Justice Lens
THE OSTHOFF RESORT AT ELKHART LAKE, WI
MAY 31-JUNE 3, 2022
Dr. Lisa Brock
“You can be diverse without being inclusive. You can have inclusivity without equity. You can have equity without justice. Social Justice requires a deep inquiry into the systems that create oppression, and its aim is to eradicate them. In order to do that we must develop transparent life-affirming imaginaries, institutions, and communities.”
Lisa Brock (aka Doc Brock) is a retired professor and activist who has spent her life in social justice movements and over thirty years in higher education. She fought for girls’ rights in her middle school, sat-in for the first African-American studies course in her high school, organized against police abuse in college and became a leader in the anti-apartheid movement in graduate school. She holds a B.A. from Howard University and a master’s and doctorate in History from Northwestern University. She was a Fulbright-Hayes researcher in Europe and Africa and spent ten years as founding Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College.
As an academic leader, she has led consequential and transformative changes on every campus that she has worked, especially in the area of curricular diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion. She has engaged in this work at universities, liberal arts colleges as well as arts institutions. Brock has exceptional skills in social justice management and is currently working with conscious business and community leaders who wish to make a social justice impact.
While a specialist in Transnational Black Studies, Brock has a wide range of knowledge in all areas of oppression and resistance. She develops workshops and trainings with widely diverse groups that are prepared to take a probing look at racism, anti-racism, other forms of oppression, and social justice. These workshops intentionally center the voices and experiences of those most impacted by injustice but are created with the idea that all people, no matter their identities, ages, genders or sexualities can become anti-racist social justice agents of change. Doc Brock inspires regular people to make what the late Congressman John Lewis called “good trouble” for justice.
Dr. Brock’s role at Faculty College is to lead participants in an unpacking of unconscious privilege and bias, overt and covert racism, and power relations in teaching and learning. By using a social justice lens, we will examine oppression, intersectionality, and ways to teach that first, do no harm while inspiring all students, staff, and faculty to embrace liberation thinking and work in solidarity with each other. University teams are encouraged to bring big and small challenges they face in centering issues of racism and other oppressions in their work. We will talk, share, and think about courageous ways to enhance our ability to lean into a more just teaching and learning practice.
Faculy College Program
- " Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" And Other Converstations About Race (2017) (originally published in 1997) – Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Abolition. Feminism. Now. Chicago: Haymarket Books. (2022) – Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners. Beth E. Richie.
- The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study . (2013). Open access. Suggested : Chapter 2 – The University and the Undercommons; Chapter 7 - Interview (some people suggest reading the Interview first) –Stefano Harney and Fred Moten.
Angie Stombaugh- Lead
Sarita Jayanty Mizin
Nichole LaGrow- Lead
Michelle McQuade Dewhirst
Kristin Koepke- Lead
Sarah MacDonald- Lead
Sarah Riforgiate (Interim CATL Director)
Xianwei Van Harpen
Samantha Larson- Lead
Amber Handy- Lead
Regina Nelson- Lead
Cyndi Kernahan- Lead
Valerie Barske- Lead
Laura Anderson Mcintyre
Erin Speetzen (Interim CITL Director)
Sylvia Tiala- Lead
Mary Lee-Nichols- Lead
Heather Pelzel- Lead