Diversity Lecture Series 2019–2020

The 2019-2020 W&M School of Education Diversity Lecture Series brings distinguished educators from across the country to share their research and work promoting inclusiveness and equity of opportunities for students and communities.

November 19, 2019: Hornsby Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Alfred W. Tatum

Equally Probable: Examining the Long-Term Impacts of Literacy Development For Our Nation’s Youth
Low levels of literacy development are leading to ethnic and gender erasure within major social and scientific disciplines. This is occurring, in large part, because of literacy authorizations occurring within schools across the national landscape. In this lecture, I will discuss the need for advanced levels of literacy development as a way to promote social and scientific consciousness. This lecture will be grounded in my research and experiences with African American males in Chicago’s schools and juvenile detention centers. Implications for our nation’s youth, both high-academically and low-academically performing, will be provided. 

Dr. Alfred W. Tatum is a Professor and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A leading authority and one of the nation's prominent educational scholars of African American boys' literacy development.

About the Hornsby Distinguished Lecture Series

This lecture is supported through a generous endowment established by the late Robert Stanley Hornsby ’41, J.D. ’49 and Mrs. Lois Saunier Hornsby with the purpose of enriching a sense of unity for those engaged in the wonders of teaching and learning.

RSVP for the Nov. 19 Lecture

March 26, 2019

Naomi Snider

Naomi Snider is a research fellow at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. She is the co-author of Why Does Patriarchy Exist and is a candidate in psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute.