Lecture series to address social justice in education
Jan. 21, 2009
KALAMAZOO--A public lecture series will bring eight experts to Western Michigan University to address education issues related to social justice.
The third annual Social Justice Public Lecture Series begins with a presentation on Monday, Jan. 26. With the theme "Knowledge, Power and Social Justice: Educating Children Placed At-Risk," the lecture series continues with presentations on Feb. 9 and 16, March 9, 23 and 30 and April 6. All the lectures are from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
The Jan. 26 presentation will feature Dr. Adolph Reed, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches American and African-American politics, political thought and urban politics. He is an expert in political development and a proponent of free public higher education for everyone. His topic is "Free for All: The Case of Free Public Higher Education in the United States."
Reed is the author of "Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and our Retreat from Racial Equality" (2001); "Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene" (2000); Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post Segregation Era" (1999); "W.E.B Dubois and American Political Thought: Fabianism and the Color Line" (1997); "The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics" (1986); and "Race, Politics and Culture: Critical Essays on the Radicalism of the 1960s" (1986).
Social Justice Public Lecture Series
Attendance at all seven lectures counts as one credit hour for students enrolled in ED5000. For more information on the Social Justice Public Lecture Series, contact Dr. Joseph Kretovics at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-6865 or Dr. Santiago-Valles at email@example.com or (269) 387-2561.
Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org