Rethinking Race Week Events Scheduled in COE


The schedule of 2014 Rethinking Race Week sessions facilitated by faculty in the College of Education is announced. These innovative and inclusive sessions are free and open to all UA students/staff/faculty and the general public. We hope you will make plans for attend one or more of these sessions.

A special town hall meeting focused on race, education, and society will take place on Tuesday, February 11th from 6:30-8pm in Leigh Hall with Akron Public School Superintendent David James, Dr. Robert Murphy, Mrs. Sonja Clark, and Mr. Corwyn Collier.

Rethinking Race Week Events Scheduled in the College of Education

Events sponsored by the Center for Economic Education at The University of Akron
*All events are free and open to the campus community and public.

Tuesday, February 4
6:30-8:00 pm
Panel Discussion:  Educational Discipline Policies and Practices: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions
Zook 235
Lead Commentators:  Dr. Bridgie Ford and Dr. Shernavaz Vakil
Discussion will focus on problematic policies and practices in discipline and explore viable solutions for P-12 through post-secondary education.

Wednesday, February 5
1:00-3:00 pm
Reading Performance:  Are You Reading a Challenged or Banned Book?  Who Decided?
Student Union 310
Lead Commentators:  Dr. Francis Broadway and Dr. Denise Stuart
Students will perform readings from challenged (censored) and banned books and segments of writings that featuring the voices of racially diverse authors. Discussion will follow.

Thursday, February 6
1:00-2:30 pm
Panel Discussion:  Investment Debt vs. Achievement Gap
Crouse Hall 213
Lead Commentators:  Dr. Huey-li Li and Dr. Brad Maguth
Invited Facilitators:  Ms. Erica Glover, Teacher, Akron Pubic Schools; Kitty Leung, Asian Services in Action, Cleveland
Panelists will deconstruction one of the most significant issues facing U.S. schools: the achievement gap. Disparities between Black and White, Latina/o and White, and recent immigrant and White students on standardized tests scores will be analyzed and discussed.

Tuesday, February 11
6:30-8:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting:  Education, Race, and Society
Leigh Hall 107
Lead Commentators:  Dr. Brad Maguth and Dr. Bridgie Ford
Invited Facilitators:  Mr. Corwyn Collier, Teacher, Maple Heights High Schools; Dr. Robert Murphy, CEO of The Ted Ginn Sr. Masters Preparatory Academy; Ms. Sonja Clark, Assistant Principal, Charles Elliott High School, Cleveland; Mr. David James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools
This town hall forum will bring together experts in law, politics, and education to discuss the ways in which race permeate affordances to equal educational opportunities for students.