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Falk Diversity and Inclusion Discussion

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Tuesday, February 26th, 6-7:30 PM Childcare provided for Falk students Topic: Allyship What is allyship and how can we be better allies and help our children be allies? What is the difference between allyship as a personal identity versus action? This informal discussion will be facilitated by Leigh Patel, associate dean of equity and justice in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Patel is an interdisciplinary researcher, educator, and writer. With a background in sociology, she researches and teaches about education as a site of social reproduction and as a potential site for transformation. She works extensively with societally marginalized youth and teacher activists. Patel is also a long-standing member of the Education for Liberation network, a grassroots organization that focuses on education as a key tool for liberation. Questions: email Maggie Jones (jonesmaggie@gmail.com) or Deb Desjardins (debdesj@yahoo.com).