Lindsay Grace (Knight Chair in Interactive Media, Vice President, University of Miami & Higher Education Video Game Alliance)
Latoya Peterson (CXO, Glow Up Games)
Akil Fletcher (Researcher and PhD Candidate , University of California Irvine)
Jay Justice (Writer, Freelance)
Location: Room 2014, West Hall
Date: Tuesday, March 21
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
All Access Pass, Summits Pass
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: All
This panel helps educators at all levels understand content and strategies for incorporating Black Game Studies in their classrooms. The goal is to help diversify the education of games, reach a wider student audience, and support faculty engaging in equitable conversations about games and their impact on society.
Each of the panelists shares their classroom and professional experience in facilitating conversations about race as instructional faculty, program administrators, researchers, and as practicing game professionals.
The aim is not merely to provide a how-to, but to offer frank reflection on success and failures in the classroom across state and private institutions. This candid conversation focuses on positive opportunity, while acknowledging the challenges of teaching game diversity topics. The aim is to provide valuable insight to a wide audience interested in teaching diverse elements of the game community, from the unique perspective and case study of Black Game Studies.
Attendees will learn strategies and lessons learned for including diverse content in their classrooms, using Black Game Studies as a case study. Attendees will be given specific resources, as well as specific solutions to challenges that commonly arise in teaching diversity topics in game-focused classrooms.
This is designed to support administrators, faculty, researchers, and students who aim to improve the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of their student's academic experience. It draws its lessons learned from a wide set of roles within games education and offers insight useful to everyone.