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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

Register for this event has closed. But you can watch the livestream on the College of Education’s YouTube channel.

  • 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.