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From Theory to Practice: Teaching For a More Just World—A White Fund Presentation
March 5, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join Us for This White Fund Presentation by Dr. Lorgia García-Peña
Why do we need ethnic studies? How can we teach—in whatever field of studies we choose —in ways that are inclusive, that empower students and that promote social justice in our communities and, by extension, in the world. Reflecting on her career as an ethnic studies scholar, Professor García-Peña shares some of the important lessons that have helped her develop as an engaged scholar and teacher and suggests ideas and methods for conducting research, teaching, and learning in ways that promote justice and inclusion.
This Presentation is FREE and OPEN to the public and NECC students faculty and staff.
More about Dr. Lorgia García-Peña
Dr. Lorgia García-Peña is the Roy Clouse Associate Professor of Latinx Studies at Harvard University and the co-founder of Freedom University in Georgia. She specializes in Afro-Latinx Studies. Her research poses a dialogue among feminist theory, transnational blackness and Caribbean thought paying close attention to the intersections between coloniality, migration, and racial and ethnic identity formation. Dr. García-Peña’s first book The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions (Duke, Fall 2016) won the 2017 National Women’s Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, the 2016 LASA Latino/a Studies Book Award and the 2016 Isis Duarte Book Prize in Haiti and Dominican Studies.
More About the White Fund Enlightenment Series
The White Fund’s purpose is to have a free series of interactive presentations for Lawrence area adults, youth, and children. The audience is encouraged to seek wisdom, cultural enrichment, and intellectual enhancement by attending and participating.
For additional information you can read more about the White Fund Enlightment Series and view upcoming and past events.
We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information, Lawrence Campus & Community Relations Assistant Analuz Garcia, 978-738-7423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org