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Trigger Warning: Addressing Trauma in the Post-Secondary Classroom

October 6, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Join us for our first meeting, where we will finalize the reading list. Please come prepared to discuss which texts and themes should be addressed throughout the semester by looking through the abstracts of the proposed readings.

This reading group examines trauma in the classroom as an issue of colonialism, sexism, and disability (in)justice. Investigating trigger warnings at universities as a mode of addressing trauma, we seek to deconstruct the complexities of this practice as it relates to concepts of safety, accommodation, freedom of speech and decolonization–among others. What possible strategies can we–as academics, students, administrators and the public–use to confront, navigate, and address trauma in the post-secondary classroom? Download outline. For more information, contact Sajdeep Soomal (​sajdeep.soomal@mail.mcgill.ca)​ Samuel Kessler (​samuel.kessler@mail.mcgill.ca)​


October 6, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


3610 McTavish, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2 Canada
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