During this interactive workshop, participants will join public health investigators as they attempt to determine what is causing an epidemic with disparate impact on persons experiencing poverty in the first decades of the 20th Century. How might understanding this historic event help us make sense of our world today? To solve this mystery, we will engage in a critical inquiry case study. Critical inquiry is related to Freire’s (1970) notion of praxis: reflecting and acting on the world to transform it. In addition to the case study, we will discuss ways this episode and other justice-oriented phenomena might engage students in sensemaking and three-dimensional learning.
The workshop will run from 4-5 pm with an optional Q&A/discussion from 5-6 pm.