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Tue, Jul 21


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PSV: The Power of Language

Do you understand how language is related to African-American identity? How can we work with our schools to ensure pedagogy is culturally healthy? Parents, teachers, administrators & co-conspirators, join Lauren Lake as she moderates a discussion with educator & author Dr. Jamila Lyiscott.

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PSV: The Power of Language
PSV: The Power of Language

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

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About The Event

Jamila Lyiscott is a community engaged scholar, a nationally renowned speaker and a spoken word artist. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at UMass Amherst and a Senior Research Fellow of Teachers College, Columbia University's Institute for Urban and Minority Education. Across these spaces, Jamila's work focuses on racial justice, community engagement, and youth activism. Her scholarship and activism work together to prepare educators to sustain diversity in the classroom, empower youth, and explore, assert, and defend the value of Black life. As a testament to her commitment to educational justice for students of color, Jamila is the founder and co-director of the Cyphers For Justice youth, research, and advocacy program, apprenticing NYC high school youth, incarcerated youth, and pre-service educators as critical social researchers through hip-hop, spoken word, and digital literacy. She is the recipient of the 2019 AERA Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award and the 2019 Scholar-Activist & Community Advocacy Award.

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