In this pivotal moment, education remains a crucial and complex
site for thinking about social justice both inside and outside of
the classroom. Our schools both shape and reflect the broader
questions of equity, access and opportunity that shape our larger
society. In this event, two premier educational scholars will
consider the questions and issues facing educators, students and
communities as they negotiate the changing educational, social
and political landscape. Please join us for this exciting event
with two of the leading voices in these urgent conversations.
Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on
educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and
educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list
of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and
advocate. The former Dean of the School of Education at the
University of San Francisco, he has taught in schools and
colleges across the United States and abroad, and has written 10
award-winning books and numerous articles.
Dr. Bettina Love is an award-winning scholar and Associate
Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of
Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways that urban youth use
hip-hop to form new identities and create new ways of thinking
about urban education and intersectional social justice. An
inaugural Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at Harvard University, Dr.
Love has written and spoken extensively, including her
award-winning first book Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak:
Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South.
The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are