Education and Social Justice in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Kevin Kumashiro and Bettina Love

Event Date

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 3:00pm

Venue

Room Number

Hardie Auditorium

Contact

Charles Hughes

Phone

901-843-3379

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
    required.

 

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