The Crisis of Black Education by Dr. Christopher Emdin

From the moment that black people set foot on the shores of the United States, the most powerful tool for their oppression has been the denial of an education. Dr. Christopher Emdin explores the ways that this practice has evolved over time, and the ways that we can resist the denial of an education. Drawing from the words and work of civil rights icons throughout history, the talk emphasizes the role of resistance to oppression through formal engagement in education. In a merging of theory, practice, science, and story, this address explores a way forward for those destined to lead the charge for social justice. Christopher Emdin is an associate professor of mathematics, science, and technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He also serves as Minorities in Energy ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy and the STEAM ambassador for the U.S. Department of State.

Presented by Hofstra Cultural Center and Black Student Union (BSU)

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center


Dr. Emdin will sign copies of his book For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood, available for purchase after the lecture.


This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Thursday, February 23, 2017





Student Center Theater
Student Center - Sondra and David S. Mack
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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