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Critical Urban Education Speaker Series: David Stovall

March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - Room 120
SponsorAfrican American Studies; Center of Pedagogy; Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education; Montclair State University Network Educational Renewal; Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency; Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows ProgramCostFreeMore Informationhttps:/‌/‌‌r/‌W8DGYDZPosted InCollege of Education and Human Services
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Born Out of Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation and the Politics of Interruption

Rooted in the initial struggle of community members who staged a successful hunger strike to secure a high school in their Chicago neighborhood, David Stovall's Born Out of Struggle focuses on his first-hand participation in the process to help design the school. Offering important lessons about how to remain accountable to communities while designing a curriculum with a social justice agenda, Stovall explored the use of critical race theory to encourage its practitioners to spend less time with abstract theories and engage more with communities that make a concerted effort to change their conditions. Stovall provides concrete examples of how to navigate the constraints of working with centralized bureaucracies in education and apply them to real-world situations.

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