The Praxis of Ethnic Studies: Transforming Second Sight into Critical Consciousness
Thursday April 9th at 7 p.m., Garden Room at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Open to the public.
- Cammarota will give a presentation to the general Penn State public about the power and possibility of ethnic studies in transforming the lives of youth. Dr. Cammarota will underscore the vital role ethnic studies must play in both universities and k-12 schools in creating a more equitable and just society.
Youth Participatory Action Research: A Workshop
Friday April 10 at 10:00 a.m., Chambers 221. A closed event for COE faculty and graduate students. Please email HJL5053@psu.edu to RSVP
- Cammarota will lead a workshop on youth participatory action research –an innovative and transformative form of research that empowers the voices of youth to alter their environment. Drawing on his experience as the co-founder of Social Justice Education Project in Tucson School District, Dr. Cammarota will highlight the philosophy, ethnical dimensions, and pragmatics of conducting youth participatory action research.
Social justice in the classroom: A workshop for teachers.
Friday April 10 at 4:00 p.m., Krause Innovation Studio. Open to Public with teachers in mind
- Cammarota’s workshop is designed with current and pre-service teachers in mind. It focuses on the Social Justice education project, which began in the Tucson Unified School District. This specialized social science program is aligned with state-mandated history and U.S. government standards and involves students in youth participation action research project (YPAR). In the year long course students gain all of their social science credits for graduate and learn graduate level participatory action research techniques where each students conducts their own original qualitative research and participates in every step of the research process. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of the phases of YPAR and how to initiate a project within their social contexts.
Brown Bag: November 10, 2014
Come out to support our members preparing to present at the 2014 UCEA conference. Feedback from members in the audience is greatly appreciated and crucial to ensure that they are prepared.
Screening of “The Making of Ferguson Forum: Thursday, Nov 13
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will host a forum, titled “The Making of Ferguson” to examine policies that led to the events in Ferguson. Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF Director-Counsel, and Richard Rothstein, EPI Research Associate, will discuss how a century of purposeful federal, state, and local policy to segregate the St. Louis metropolitan area by race was at the root of the events in Ferguson. They will also detail how these policies were not unique to Ferguson and St. Louis, but national in application. PEEP (The Pennsylvania Educational Equity Project) will screen the forum in 123 Chambers. Food will be provided. See you there.
Annual Screening of the Brown Lecture in Education Research (Thurs. October 23, 2014): Screening and discussion of the Brown Lecture, sponsored by AERA. This year’s speaker was Dr. James D. Anderson. For details, click here.
Presentations by Dr. Peggy McIntosh (April 2014)
Screening of the film “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” (April 2014)
Obstacles to Equity for Education Leaders (presented at UCEA Annual Convention, November 2014 in Washington, DC): A panel of five research projects by PEEP, with discussion by Dr. Erica Frankenberg.
The Elusive Battle for Educational Equity in Pennsylvania: Forty Years of Changes and Challenges (presented at AERA Annual Conference, April 2014 in Philadelphia, PA): A panel of five research projects by PEEP, with discussion by Dr. Erica Frankenberg.