Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal

Invitation: Critical Urban Education Series - April 18, 2018

The Critical Urban Education (CUE) Speaker Series is a bi-annual event bringing leading national scholars to Montclair State University. Open to all community members, CUE provides a forum to develop attendees' racial and political analysis through a series of lectures and workshops focused on social and cultural issues influencing urban schools and communities.

The summit will kick off with a performance by Newark elementary school students, local  youth spoken word poets and DJ Justis.   The keynote, The Racialization and Reimagination of Teachers of Color: Resisting Pushout from K-12 Schools, will be delivered by Rita Kohli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California-Riverside. Even teaching in predominantly student of Color spaces, teachers of Color are often minoritized professionally.  Building on the narratives of justice-oriented teachers of Color, this talk will shed light on racialized struggles of working in a predominantly White profession, the toll it can take on their mental, emotional and physical well being, and how it can lead to pushout from the profession.  Kohli will also outline the strategies teachers of Color have used to collectively cope, heal from, and resist racism; thus, reclaiming their deserved place as educators in K-12 schools.
Following a communal lunch, participants will have the opportunity to attend two rounds of workshops lead by urban education scholars.  Topics will include: ethnic studies; trauma and healing; supporting teachers of color; social justice STEM, Teaching with Hip hop and spoken word and teaching critical theory.  The day will close with an opportunity for reflection, networking and the return of DJ Justis.
DATE: April 18, 2018
TIME: Registration 10:00 AM -6:00 PM

LOCATION: 7th Floor Conference Center, University Hall, MSU

Please read all of the following information carefully and follow directions for registration.

*Conference sign-in will be from 9:30-10:00 am.

*Conference activities will begin promptly at 10:00 am.

10:00-10:30 Opening and Performances Nelly and The Loud Project and DJ Justis Lopez

10:30-12:30 Morning Keynote and Discussion

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Workshop Block 1

3:15-4:45 Workshop Block 2

5:00-5:30  DJ Justis, Raffle, and Networking





 ********** PLEASE REGISTER BY: April 1, 2018 ***********

We look forward to your participation in the 2018 CUE Summit!

Thank you!

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