Social Justice in Mathematics


The math world doesn’t do so well at giving everyone equal opportunity. We can - and must - change that.


At the 2015 IBL conference, I gave the closing plenary, titled “Empowering Whom? The Challenge of Diversifying the Mathematics Community.” The slides are here (video to be posted soon?)


Many programs successfully level the playing field.

Here are a few I know well:


Emerging Scholars Programs


ESP-Research Experience for Undergrads (ESP-REU)


Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)





Mathematics for Social Justice


The math world doesn’t do so well at giving non-science students the tools they need to improve the world.  We can - and must - change that.


Resources for using social justice issues in math classes:


Tom Pfaff’s Sustainability Page.


Radical Math



 
 

                  Interested in both?

I’ve given talks on “Closer to Fair” that combine these two sides of Math & Social Justice. (Here are the slides from the talk and some of the sample activities.)