Educate 8:46

8 minutes and 46 seconds is the amount of time that officer Derrick Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, draining the life from his body. This image has forced this country, this world to reckon with how its history of anti-black violence and racism continue to impact Black lives. While we certainly want justice and now, justice is not enough. The premise of Educate 8:46 is simple--what can we teach and learn in 8 minutes and 46 seconds that can support the struggle against white supremacy and anti-blackness and all related inter-systemic injustices. I asked this question of colleagues and comrades all over the country, whom I know to be fierce warriors for justice through education, and they responded. So each week, we drop knowledge--short lessons, powerful revelations, controversial perspectives, strategies, and freedom dreams all in 8 minutes and 46 seconds.


Host Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile

Peter Everett

The Educate 8:46 Podcast is hosted by Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile. Dr. Taliaferro Baszile holds a Ph.D.  from Louisiana State University.  Her research focuses on understanding curriculum as racial/gendered text with an emphasis on disrupting traditional modes of knowledge production, validation and representation. Her scholarship draws on curriculum theory, critical race theory, and Black feminist theory and seeks a fuller understanding rather than a simply a legitimate understanding of the dynamic relationship between race, gender and curriculum broadly conceived. Denise is also the Associate Dean of Diversity and Student Experience for the College of Education, Health, and Society.

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