life as a teacher — a summer class on social justice

Part of what makes Parisian Phoenix special is our staff’s dedication to our mission. We publish books highlighting unique voices and diverse perspectives and as a staff we all tend to “look out for the underdog” whether we are fighting for the environment, for women’s rights, against racial violence, empowering those with marginalized voices, or paving the way for people with disabilities…

Our art director, Gayle Hendricks, teaches graphic design at local colleges and universities. This summer, she had the opportunity to join a special beta class on social justice that one of those schools wanted to offer.

Gayle is no stranger to social justice. She volunteers with the League of Women Voters and the YWCA of Bethlehem and she has lived in one of the most multi-ethnic neighborhoods in the Lehigh Valley.

So Parisian Phoenix would like to share her blog post on her experience being a student in the 21st Century Pandemic World.

Back in April, I received an email from one of the colleges I teach at for a professional development opportunity. I could earn a $600 stipend by taking a summer course on “Social Justice”. They were accepting the first 12 people. The only stipulation was that you could not do the course on “company” time. […]

on the other side of the teacher’s desk — solo | small group design and software training

Published by Angel Ackerman

Writer, Editor, Traveler, Fashionista, Francophile, Student and Mother

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