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Black Educators & The Struggle for Justice in Schools ft. Vanessa Siddle Walker

When: March 28, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Black Educators & The Struggle for Justice in Schools ft. Vanessa Siddle Walker

Black educators were essential to the legal victory that was Brown vs. Board of Education, but over time, they saw the promise of greater access and greater equity grow dimmer, undermined by the way this now-iconic legal milestone was actually implemented. In a forum ranging widely over the past, present, and future of the long fight for justice in American schools, Emory University historian Vanessa Siddle Walker will explore the pedagogical and advocacy models that black educators developed, despite Jim Crow, that they hoped would be enhanced with the dismantling of racist school policies. She’ll describe how these practitioners came to make sense of what ultimately became a desegregation compromise, as the ruling took effect. And in a follow-on conversation moderated by HGSE assistant professor Jarvis Givens, Walker will be joined by Edith Bazile, the president of the Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts, to examine the contemporary legacy of Brown – and how the perspectives of those earlier practitioners can create a new lens through which to view the continuing critical challenges of race and education today.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating for this forum will be available on a first come, first seated basis.

Location Harvard Graduate School of Education
Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
Type of Event Community Programming, Forum, Question & Answer Session
Program/Department Askwith Forum
Building/Room Askwith Hall
Contact Name Roger Falcon
Contact Email askwith@gse.harvard.edu
Contact Phone 617-384-9968
Sponsoring Organization/Department Harvard Graduate School of Education
Registration Required No
Admission Fee This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP Required No
Featured Event Askwith Forums

*Note the 4 p.m. start time*

Speaker: Vanessa Siddle Walker, Ed.M.’85, Ed.D.’88, president-elect, American Educational Research Association (AERA); Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American and Educational Studies, Emory University

Discussant: Edith Bazile, president, Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts

Moderator: Jarvis Givens, assistant professor of education, HGSE; Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute