Black Immigrant Literacies
(Teachers College Press, 2023), the new book by Patriann Smith
, presents a framework to revolutionize teaching in ways that draw on students' assets for redesigning, rethinking, and reimagining literacy and ELA curriculum. Through authentic narratives of Afro-Caribbean youth, she describes how teachers and educators can: (1) teach the Black literate immigrant; (2) use literacy and English language arts curriculum as a vehicle for instructing Black immigrant youth; (3) foster relations among Black immigrants and their peers through literacy; and (4) connect parents, schools, and communities.
Dr. Smith's novel Black Immigrant Literacies framework demonstrates the overt racialization of language in the U.S. and makes visible Black immigrants, their literacies, and the covert racialization of languaging in the Caribbean. This webinar will feature the Black Immigrant Literacies framework as a means to explore how American and Caribbean liberation are intertwined, and is intended for teacher educators, teachers and college instructors, curriculum developers, school administrators, international student services and ELL personnel, policymakers, scholars, and those with ties to the Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora.
Dr. Smith will be joined in conversation by panelists Allison Skerrett
, Aria Razfar
, Shondel Nero
, and Vaughn V. M. Watson
, and moderators Eurydice Bauer
and Gwendolyn McMillon
Sponsored by Teachers College Press. The panel will be followed by a Q&A.REGISTER