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The Stories We Tell: Disrupting Narratives About Other People’s Children

The public is invited to the Hornsby Distinguished Lecture by Professor Lisa D. Delpit, Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The lecture is titled The Stories We Tell: Disrupting Narratives About Other People’s Children.

Much of Professor Delpit’s lecture will be framed around key findings from a study recently finished in her book, published in 2012, “Multiplication is For White People”: Raising Standards for Other People’s Children.  The book explores strategies to increase expectations and academic achievement for marginalized children.Dr. Lisa D. Delpit

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Matoaka Woods Room
School of Education
301 Monticello Avenue

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About Professor Delpit

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Professor Delpit is a nationally and internationally-known speaker and writer whose work has focused on the education of children of color and the perspectives, aspirations, and pedagogy of teachers of color. Delpit's work on school-community relations and cross-cultural communication was cited as a contributor to her receiving a MacArthur “Genius” Award in 1990. Dr. Delpit describes her strongest focus as "...finding ways and means to best educate marginalized students, particularly African-American, and other students of color."

About the Hornsby Distinguished Lecture Series

This lecture is supported through a generous endowed gift 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.