Lifting the Veneer of Racialization and Context in Community College Mathematics
Carnegie Math Pathways is sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at the virtual 4th Annual Math Summit.
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 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 the equity imperative for the community college enterprise requires greater intentionality of race-critical analyses in disrupting intersectional inequities in mathematics.