Gloria Ladson-Billings

Don C. Locke Symposium

2021 Keynote Address by Preeminent Scholar, The Dreamkeepers Author and National Academy of Education President Gloria Ladson-Billings

The 3rd Annual Don C. Locke Multiculturalism and Social Justice Symposium  featuring National Academy of Education President Gloria Ladson-Billings will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Those who registered received a link to the Zoom Webinar. If you did not receive an email or if you have not registered, you can watch the symposium on the college’s YouTube channel

Event Details

  • Title of Talk:  This is Us! Educating Post Covid/Post Civic Unrest America — Tragedy or Opportunity?
  • Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Where: Via Zoom

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  • Synopsis of Talk: The U.S. is experiencing four pandemics—COVID, racism/White supremacy, impending economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe—over which we seem to be in denial. These pandemics serve as a real and present threat to our democracy because they encourage national anxiety and uncertainty. However, these perceived threats also offer us an opportunity. This opportunity is to re-set our approach to education where we can consider an education that truly prepares students for active engagement in a dynamic, diverse democracy.


Gloria Ladson-Billings

About Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the president of the National Academy of Education and the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she retired in 2018. Her research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She is the author of the groundbreaking 1994 book The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and the critically acclaimed book Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms.

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