Wednesday Lunch Talk — Normativity, Nationalism, Neoliberalism: How and Why Charter Schools and Marriage "Equality" Now

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Noon - 1p.m.
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Over the past decade, and to the backdrop of war, recession, mass incarceration, bee colony-collapse, smart phones, and the first Black president of the United States, talk about both marriage recognition (much more likely referred to as gay marriage or same-sex marriage) and charter schools have become hot topics at dinner/cocktail parties and in the mainstream press. Both are cause célèbre and it’s difficult to avoid a famous person who doesn’t seem to have an opinion (supportive, mostly) about one or the other, if not both, sometimes in the same sentence.  How and why have these two issues become so pervasive during at this particular historical juncture?  In an era marked by global capital for some and global austerity for most, how and why marriage recognition and charter schools here and now?

Presented by Mark Stern, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Colgate University; hosted by Joeseph Henderson, doctoral candidate in Teaching and Curriculum.

No reservation needed. Light lunch served.

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