If You Think You’re Giving Students of Color a Voice, Get Over Yourself
This event will be available in-person at the Schine Student Center and virtually.
This year’s commemorative speaker, Jamila Lyiscott, Ph.D., is a community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker, and the author of Black Appetite. White Food: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom. She currently serves as an assistant professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the co-founder and co-director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research.
Lyiscott is most well known for being featured on TED.com where her video “3 Ways to Speak English,” has been viewed over 4.5 million times. Her scholarship and activism work together to explore, assert and defend the value of Black life globally. As a testament to her commitment to educational justice for Youth of Color, she is the founder and co-director of the Cyphers for Justice (CFJ) program, apprenticing New York City high school youth, incarcerated youth, and educators into research and activism through hip-hop, spoken word and media literacy.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Graduate Student Association, Department of African American Studies, Office of Academic Affairs, Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), Barnes Center at the Arch Recreation, Student African American Society, Department of Women and Gender Studies, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Black History Month Committee.
This event was first published on January 28, 2021 and last updated on January 29, 2021.