“The Road Forward: The Future of Black Education in the 21st Century”
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Held in celebration of Black History Month, the event will feature keynote speakers Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir from UC Berkeley and Dr. Tyrone Howard from UCLA and will be moderated by UC Santa Barbara Professor Jeffrey Stewart.
These talks and moderated discussion are part of a day-long event of activities that feature faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in serious discussions about what we have learned over the last six years from research about what works in stimulating achievement among Black children and what punitive challenges African American learners face when trying to learn. Attendees will hear about new strategies in education succeeding in the Oakland school system and the targeting and labeling of students as pre-criminal in the Los Angeles school system. Achievement is struggle in Black America. What strategies exist to make this struggle to learn more successful? That is our question and our charge.