The Critical Urban Education Speaker Series
at Montclair State University presents
Dr. Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen
with DJ Justis and Poet Alisha Diaz
Radical Care: Leading for Justice in Urban Schools
Thursday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. EST via Zoom
In her new book Radical Care: Leading for Justice in Urban Schools, Dr. Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen argues that care, as typically described and enacted, is not sufficient for leading schools, particularly those serving Black and Latinx children. Instead, school leaders need to embrace radical care. During her talk, Dr. Rivera-McCutchen will outline the five components of radical care—adopting an antiracist stance, cultivating authentic relationships, believing in students’ and teachers’ capacity for excellence, leveraging power strategically, and embracing a spirit of radical hope—while sharing vignettes from her personal experiences and research that exemplify each of the components. Calling for educators to thoughtfully challenge existing structures that reproduce inequality, Radical Care offers a much-needed framework that will guide practice with a sense of urgency and a spirit of hope. Purchase the book here.
This event is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation and live transcription will be provided.
The Critical Urban Education (CUE) Speaker Series is a bi-annual event bringing leading national scholars to Montclair State University. 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. Learn more and watch previous talks here.