Paul Ortiz: The Making of an African American and Latinx History of the United States

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Contact person: Christy Waldkirch

An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a new interpretation of US history that builds on earlier generations of ethnic studies scholarship. An intersectional history of the shared struggle for human rights from 1776 to present, the book is an accessible narrative history arguing that Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa were integral to the development of democracy in the United States. From this grassroots perspective, ordinary people sought to build bridges of solidarity between the nations—not walls. Ortiz will discuss how the book is being integrated into college and high school social studies curricula seeking inclusiveness and historical accuracy.

Structural Stigma and Health Inequalities: Mark Hatzenbuehler

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Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Sociology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  He has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the role of stigma in shaping health inequalities.  His work has been published in leading journals, including American Psychologist, Psychological Bulletin, American Journal of Public Health, and JAMA Pediatrics, and has been cited in amicus curiae briefs for case on status-based discrimination. He has received several awards for his research, including the 2016 Early Caree Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest from the American Psychological Association.

Urban Studies

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

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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