Lecure: Against the Prison Pipeline || Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, With Joy

Against the Prison Pipeline || Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, With Joy

Speaker: Dr.Crystal T. Laura

Crystal T. Laura is an educational policy scholar whose research has focused on the social and academic wellbeing of Black children in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In this talk, she will offer a summation of key contributors to the school-to-prison pipeline and how educators can intervene.

Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Time: 6pm Light Refreshments; 6:30pm Talk
Where: Conference Hall, Main Bldg, American Islamic College

 

BIOCrystal T. Laura, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of educational leadership and co-director of the Center for Urban Research and Education at Chicago State University, and a volunteer teacher at St. Leonard’s Adult High School for formerly incarcerated men and women. Among her publications are Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (2014) and Diving In: Bill Ayers and the Art of Teaching Into the Contradiction (co-edited with Isabel Nunez and Rick Ayers, 2014). She explores leadership preparation for learning in the context of social justice with the goal of teaching school administrators to recognize, understand, and address the school-to-prison pipeline. 

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