Episode 136: Georgina Emerson | Founder and Director of Teach About WomenJan 03, 2022
“I think gender equity should definitely be part of every aspect of school life.” - Georgina Emerson
Georgina Emerson is the founder and director of Teach About Women, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating K-12 students to be champions for gender equity. She holds a BA in History and MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College as well as a degree in History from L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
The focus of Georgina’s work is curriculum design and providing collaborative professional development for K-12 teachers who want to make equity work part of every aspect of school life. She’s interested in the liberatory power of intersectional, anti-bias pedagogy across departments.
Georgina is inspired by these words of Bell Hooks, “I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions–a movement against and beyond boundaries. It is that movement which makes education a practice of freedom.”
In addition to giving workshops, Georgina is currently working on a book and high school curriculum on the history of women, gender, and power.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Aura Merchandising, a proud women-owned full-service brand marketing, and global sourcing agency. Visit them at www.auralimited.com.
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