Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:30pm
3/13/17 :THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Author, educator, and social justice advocate Dr. Kozol will be speaking on social class and the public education system on Tuesday, March 14th, 6:30pm, SECU Arena. His remarks will be followed by a moderated discussion with Dr. Laura Mullen, Dean- College of Education.
One of the nation’s most widely read and highly honored education writers, Kozol has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly 50 years. Aneloquent advocate for children of low income and proponent for racial diversity in our schools and universities, Kozol has been speaking to overflow crowds as child poverty has risen to unprecedented levels and racial tensions have become the focus of urgent political concern. .
Kozol has received many awards, including the National Book Award for “Death at an Early Age” (1967), and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for “Rachel and Her Children” (1989). His 1995 best-seller, “Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation,” received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 1996, an honor previously granted to the works of Langston Hughes. Elie Wiesel said, “Jonathan’s struggle is noble. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference.”
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education, TU Athletics and Albert S. Cook Library.
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