Publicly Engaged Scholarship in Urban Communities: Teaching, Listening, and Collaborating

Valerie Kinlock

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6 to 7:30 p.m.

LeChase Hall, Genrich-Rusling Room
University of Rochester's River Campus

Speaker: Valerie Kinloch, Professor of Literacy Studies at Ohio State University

For years, Valerie Kinloch has participated in critical and provocative conversations with numerous educators, youth, and community members about the academic, social, and community engagements of students attending underperforming schools. This talk will focus on the urgent need to invest in urban schools as Kinloch shares some of these ongoing literacy narratives. By examining what these ongoing conversations say about teaching, listening, and collaborating, particularly in the contexts of urban schools and communities, this talk will help contribute to a wider discussion about the importance of working with young people and adults, and working within urban schools and communities in ways that are collaborative, transformative, and justice-oriented for people who have been abused by the U.S. educational system.

The event is free and open to the public. 

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