Spring 2021 Lunch & Learn Series

February 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to April 1, 2021 - 1:30pm


"Surrendered: Why Progressives are Losing the Biggest Battles in Education" 

February 25 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.

In this virtual talk, Dr. Kumashiro will discuss his new book "Surrendered: Why Progressives are Losing the Biggest Battles in Education." Teachers College Press describes the book as offering "a necessary intervention to help progressive educators and advocates take back public education as well as a different path forward for K–12 and higher education by showing readers how to establish a progressive agenda, employ language, and harness evidence more effectively."

The first 20 registrants will receive a free copy of the book. You must enter your mailing address and phone number to receive a copy of the book.



Registration is required.

>> Read Part 1 of Dr. Kumashiro's book.

Meet the Speaker

Kevin Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate. He is the former Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, and is the award-winning author or editor of ten books, including "Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice," and "Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture." His recent awards include the 2016 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.









Lunch & Learn with Dr. Connie Wun: Title TBD

March 25, 2021 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Please stay tuned for more information about this Lunch & Learn.




Registration is required.


Meet the Speaker


Dr. Connie Wun is a researcher, author, trainer and educator, and speaker and facilitator working for women and girls of color. Her projects provide organizations and people with access to tools that help them examine and change real-life contexts for organizational, institutional, state, and structural needs.





"Liberated Territories: Pedagogy as Social Transformation"

April 1, 2021 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Russell Rickford will discuss his book "We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination”. Tracing an arc of radical practices from the 1970s to today, Dr. Rickford will discuss grassroots efforts to put oppressed people in command of their lives. Registrants are asked to read the following chapter from his book: “The Maturation of Pan African Nationalism”.




Registation is required.

Meet the Speaker

Russell Rickford is an associate professor of history at Cornell University. He specializes in African-American political culture after World War II, the Black Radical Tradition, and transnational social movements. His most recent book, "We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination," received the 2016 Hooks Institute National Book Award and the 2017 OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award.