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Noted education, social justice expert to visit NMSU

Kevin K. Kumashiro, former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, educational equity and social justice, will visit New Mexico State University April 17 to discuss social justice education.


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Kevin K. Kumashiro, former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, educational equity and social justice, will visit New Mexico State University April 17 to discuss social justice education. (Photo courtesy of Center for Anti-Oppressive Education)

The public is invited to attend a presentation and Q&A session from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. April 17 in Room 111 of O’Donnell Hall. Kumashiro will discuss “Advancing social justice education in the era of Trump/DeVos: Current trends at the federal level and what this means for educators.” A reception will follow.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Kumashiro will present “Re-framing Academia: A Conversation with Kevin Kumashiro.” The session will also take place in Room 111 of O’Donnell Hall. Both presentations are free.

Kumashiro has taught in schools and colleges across the United States and abroad, and has served as a consultant for school districts, organizations, and state and federal agencies. He is an award-winning author and editor of 10 books on education and social justice, and is the founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education. He is also a founding member of CARE-ED (California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education), a founding member of Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE), on the board of directors of Turnaround Arts: California, and a fellow of the National Education Policy Center.

To RSVP for each event or for more information, contact Leslie Perez at leslies@nmsu.edu. RSVP’s must be made by April 10.