Lift Us Up Dont Push Us Out! Book Talk and Discussion
Lecture | October 24 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Mark Warren, University of Massachusetts Boston
New book lifts up stories and successes in the fight for educational justice.
Lift Us Up Dont Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement (Mark R. Warren, Beacon Press, 2018) features voices from the front lines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Contributors tell their own stories of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against profound and systemic inequities and mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. The organizers and activists recount their journeys to movement building, lift up victories and successes, and offer practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization schemes.
At the event, Mark will be joined by two other contributors to the book:
Geoffrey Winder, co-director, Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network
Vajra Watson, Director of Research & Policy for Equity at UC Davis and founder of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS)
We will also be joined by spoken word poets from SAYS.
Light refreshments will be served.