Un-stereotyping: “Decolonizing” Offensive and Racial Tropes in Ethnic Literature ~ with Kenya Nelson

Un-stereotyping: “Decolonizing” Offensive and Racial Tropes in Ethnic Literature ~ with Kenya Nelson

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Age Group: Suitable for ages 16+

Number of Sessions: 1

Date & Time of Session:  Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 5 PM ET

Duration: 90 minutes 

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Are you a writer who wants to create culturally inclusive stories?  Are you a reader who enjoys multicultural fiction / non-fiction but need to gain a deeper understanding of the author’s experiences as an ethnic or cultural minority? In order to read or write culturally rich stories, you must be able to put yourself in the shoes of other ethnic groups.

In this workshop, expert Kenya Nelson will discuss the history of various racial tropes and guide you on how to understand them in literature and the media. As a result, writers will learn to be more empathetic and critical when developing characters that represent members of marginalized racial and ethnic groups in America; and readers will learn to be open-minded and compassionate when reading cultural narratives from the authors who have lived the experiences of being in marginalized groups. Gain the tools and perspective you need to read and write multicultural stories effectively! 

Kenya Nelson is the author of Ungrateful, featuring a main character who is an alternative representation to mainstream media’s portrayal of Black women. She holds a Masters in TESOL as well as a Bachelor’s in English. For her graduate research, she focused on Critical Race Theory and how it can be applied in the ESL classrooms, developing a research framework for teachers to explore and decolonize racial ideologies in ESL education. This research study was selected to be used in the Capstone Graduate course at Hamline University. Kenya is currently serving on the International TEFL Academy alumni committee board.

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