Saturday, Oct. 15

07-06 A Pedagogy of Frictions: Traveling Fields of Blood, Oil, and Trauma in Oklahoma

Saturday, October 15, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Oklahoma North

Chair: Daniel Maher (University of Arkansas Fort Smith)

Forum participants:

Steven K. Kite (University of Arkansas Fort Smith)

Shelly Lemons (McKendree University)

Cammie M. Sublette (University of Arkansas Fort Smith)

In May 2022 four college professors traveled with 50 students through fields of blood, oil, and trauma in Oklahoma. Peripheral narratives and destinations were put on a collision course with dominant narratives to purposefully create frictions and fissures during this weeklong trip from the blood red race massacre of Tulsa to the black oil tainted tropes of Frank Phillips's Woolaroc near Bartlesville, from the Osage Nation and Tallgrass Prairie Preservation in Pawhuska to the Pioneer Woman and Standing Bear monuments in Ponca City. Learning outcomes of this traveling classroom will be shared in this panel discussion forum.