SATURDAY, OCT 21, 2017
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 In this event, two premier educational scholars, Bettina Love and Kevin Kumashiro, 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 will take place on Rhodes College campus in Hardie Auditorium in Palmer Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Oct. 21, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rhodes College 2000 N Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38112
The Memphis Center at Rhodes College
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FRIDAY, OCT 26, 2018
Office Hours are an informal time to meet with Chalkbeat reporters, learn about what we do, and bring us your feedback and story ideas. In October's rendition of office hours, we're linking up with the official launch of the Memphis Restorative Justice Coalition. We'll have a booth set up and will be excited to hear your thoughts about restorative justice in schools...and just any education issue on your minds. Join us on Oct. 26 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Regina's Cajun Kitchen, 60 North Main. This event is sponsored by the Memphis Urban League, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, Profound Gentlemen, and The Dividend. It is made possible by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition.
Oct. 26, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Regina's Cajun Kitchen 60 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103