Category Archives: African Americans

Upcoming Symposium Examines Toll of Mass Incarceration

A two-day symposium at the University of Kentucky will connect academic and community voices on issues surrounding mass incarceration. Organized by the UK College of Education, Punishing Trauma will examine the impact and consequences of punishment and surveillance on children, families, and communities. “Punishing Trauma looks at the systemic effects of racial disciplinary practices, public policy gaps, the criminal justice

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Education Deans for Justice and Equity?

I truly believe that our deans and other academic leaders can translate their community-engaged, community-relevant work that they have undertaken as researchers and teachers  into higher education leadership roles. I am seeking to do that on a daily basis in my role as dean at the University of Kentucky College of Education. pic.twitter.com/0Dm0rKuzK9 — JulianVasquezHeilig (@ProfessorJVH) January 15, 2020 As

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Will Texas be the first for African American studies?

Public comments for statewide adoption of African American Studies will be Wednesday, November 13th.  I encourage anyone with interest in the course to speak before our Board on the importance of adoption and maintaining factual integrity.  The curriculum framework can be found here https://www.ginatxsboe1.com/aas.html Public comments will be considered during the First Reading in January 2020 and Second Reading in April 2020,

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Blogging a few quick thoughts from @MichaelEDyson

I am in Phoenix Arizona today for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) presidents’ conference which is themed this year “Stewards of Place Reimagined.” ]I was honored to be invited by my new mentor Millie Garcia, AASCU president, to experience the professional learning that the presidents of our nation’s state colleges and universities receive. I look forward

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Spending an Hour Interviewing Trevor Noah

Enjoyed spending an hour interviewing Trevor Noah yesterday at the University of Kentucky’s historic Memorial Coliseum. The conversation focused on race and equality. Here are the questions that I asked: Many are familiar with your life story told in “Born a Crime,” growing up mixed-race in Apartheid South Africa. Are there particular lessons from your experiences that you think would translate

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