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Issues Facing African American Students Focus of Upcoming Roundtable Series

2017 Roundtable Discussion Series - Reading, Viewing, Thinking and Acting

The Center for Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS) at the College of Education is hosting a year long roundtable discussion series which will focus on current issues facing African American students. A series of articles and/or videos will be sent out to interested participants in advance so that during the roundtable, the topics can be discussed. Also, the center will host a summer book study (June-August) which will follow the same discussion format as the roundtables. You'll find more information about each discussion and the book titles here  - so check back often!

2017 Roundtable Discussion Dates

January  19 - Ladson-Billings, G. (2011). Boyz to men? Teaching to restore Black boys’ childhood. Race Ethnicity and Education, 14(1), 7-15. Video: • Dean Leslie Fenwick of Howard University delivering the W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Lecture for the Research Focus on Black Education SIG at AERA, 2013.  (47 minutes)

February 16 - Sokolower, J. (2016). Space for young Black women:  An interview with Candice Valenzuela. Rethinking Schools. 28-33. Video: Marley Dias--#1000 BlackGirlBooks for libraries and schools.   (4:27 minutes)

March 16 - Boutte, G. S., & Johnson, G. L., Jr. (2013). Funga Alafia. Toward welcoming, understanding and respecting African American Speakers’ Bilingualism and Biliteracy. Equity and Excellence in Education. Special Issue on Social Justice Approaches to African American Language and Literacies, 46(3), 300-314. Video: • Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English  (4:30 minutes)

April 20 - Ladson-Billings, G. (2016). “# Literate Lives Matter” Black Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening in the 21st Century. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 65(1), 141-151.

May 18 - Morrell, E., & Duncan-Andrade, J. M. (2002). Promoting academic literacy with urban youth through engaging hip-hop culture. English journal, 88-92. Video: Gloria Ladson-Billings: “Hip Hop, Hip Hope: (R) Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy” (1hour; 34 minutes)

June 15 - Book Study--Virtual Discussion Available on CEEAAS Website.  Coates, T. N. (2015). Between the World and Me. New York, NY: Spiegel & Grau.  

July 20 - Book Study--Emdin, C. (2016). For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

August 17 - Book Study--Alim, H. S., & Smitherman, G. (2012).  Articulate While Black. (Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S.). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

September 21 - Milner IV, H. R. (2011). Culturally relevant pedagogy in a diverse urban classroom. The Urban Review, 43(1), 66-89.

October 19 - Ladson-Billings, G. (2016). “# Literate Lives Matter” Black Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening in the 21st Century. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 65(1), 141-151.       

November 16 -  Johnson, L. L. (2016). Using critical race theory to explore race-based conversations through a critical family book club. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 65, 300-315.                       

December 14 - Restorative classroom discipline.'s_Guide_to_Restorative_Classroom_Discipline__2_CH1.pdf [pdf]


Examples of Restorative Justice. Colorado School Safety Resource Center 


8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

Video:  Repairing our schools through restorative justice: Jean Klasovsky at TEDxWellsStreetED (13.26 minutes)


Location and Times

All events will be held from 4:30-6:30p.m. in Room 219 of the Child Development Research Center, 1530 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC.

Contact Information

For additional information or copies of articles and video links contact, Dr. Gloria Boutte.
Email: 803.603.8234

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