The Gevirtz School co-sponsors online event featuring Gloria Ladson-Billings “Staying on Mission: Race, Equity, and Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics” on May 3

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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The Gevirtz School, along with the UCSB MultiCultural Center and The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will present an online event featuring Gloria Ladson-Billings, “Staying on Mission: Race, Equity, and Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics” on May 3 at 6 pm. The talk is part of the Resilient Love Series.

While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required via Shoreline.

Universities advertise themselves as places where members of the community can engage in the "marketplace of ideas.” Recently, state legislatures are attempting to limit inquiry and discussion around issues of race, ethnicity, and gender. This talk explores the current critical race theory debate and how universities can clarify the misinformation and disinformation surrounding its meanings. It speaks to what it is and what it is not as well as the implications for other areas of diversity.

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the former Kellner Distinguished Chair of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a Fellow of the Hagler Institute of Texas A&M University, and a member of the National Academy of Education (where she served as President from 2017 - 2021). Her area of expertise is culturally relevant pedagogy and equity focused instruction. She is author of the critically acclaimed book, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, as well as two other single authored books, 10 edited books, and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of 9 honorary degrees from US and international universities.