The Critical Urban Education (CUE) Speaker Series is a bi-annual event bringing leading national scholars to Montclair State University. CUE provides a forum to develop attendees’ racial and political analysis through a series of lectures and workshops focused on social and cultural issues influencing urban schools and communities. Attendees include Montclair State University graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty as well as local young people, educators, and community members.
Drs. Tanya Maloney and Bree Picower of the Department of Teaching and Learning coordinate and moderate the CUE speaker series events. The Dean’s Office of the College of Education and Human Services hosts the series. For more information or to contact the CUE coordinators, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 4, 2021
Critical Urban Education Speaker Series: Black Lives Matter in Schools Event
Presented Jamila Lyiscott and Young People from Newark: Vision-Driven Justice
Inspired by Dr. J’s TED Talk, 2053, this session will move beyond what it means to fight against social inequities by embracing powerful vision and action around what we are fighting for. Framed by what she has conceptualized as Vision-Driven Justice, Dr. J will share key principles of this orientation in conversation with youth who have been working on their visions for social change.
October 14, 2020
Teachers as Deputies? Confronting ableism, racism, and linguicism, a conversation between Subini Annamma and Maria Cioé-Peña.
June 1, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 pm
This event featured a closing performance with Lauren Adams of Sol Development.
February 17, 2020
This event featured a curriculum fair with residents in MSU’s Newark Teacher Project
March 28, 2019
This event featured a local mariachi band.
February 21, 2019
This event featured youth poets from The Loud Project.
April 18, 2018
Critical Urban Education Summit, a day-long professional development event for urban educators with nine guest speakers
January 25, 2018
This event featured a resource fair with organizations across Northern New Jersey.
March 23, 2017
This event featured a youth poet from Arts High School in Newark, NJ.