Lifting the Veneer of Racialization and Context in Community College Mathematics

Event Type: Conference/Workshop

Community colleges have long been lauded as democratizing institutions that broaden participation through an open-door mission. However, the open door does not equate to open access. Even as mathematics can be a gateway to greater educational, economic, and social mobility, little is known about the dimensions of equity for teaching and learning math, namely racial equity in community college contexts.

This presentation by OCCRL Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher will touch on broad definitions of equity and how community colleges, as a context and the field of mathematics, wrestle with the tensions between access, identity, opportunities, and achievement in fostering equitable student experiences and outcomes. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher will highlight how the equity imperative for community colleges requires greater intentionality of race-critical analyses in disrupting intersectional inequities in mathematics.

This talk will be a part of the fourth annual National Mathematics Summit.