Summer Institute

Institute to explore why race still matters

The University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice’s day-long summer institute will explore “why race still matters” and other issues facing K-12 educators.

The 7th annual Summer Institute will be held at the University of Redlands’ Orton Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12. Teachers, administrators, aides, private and public education professionals, and those interested in educational justice and education issues are encouraged to attend.

The day will include a keynote presentation by Gloria Ladson-Billings, a well-known pedagogical theorist and teacher educator from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who will speak about “why race still matters.”

Afternoon sessions will explore other educational justice issues, including creating a local, diverse and permanent teaching workforce; denigrating representations of minorities in film, television and the media; and mental health in schools: the role of racial and ethnic disparities.

For more information or to register, contact Martin Bright in the School of Education at 909-748-8815.

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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