Santa Monica College presents a series of free talks about the aspects and developments in social justice today. Sponsored by the SMC Associates.
Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice
Executive Director of the California Mathematics Project and co-director for the UCLA Mathematics Project, has helped LAUSD implement standards-based mathematics programs in secondary schools.
A Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Our Times: Paulo Freire 50 Years Later
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of publication of world-renowned Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire’s seminal work “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”, LMU Professor of Education Leadership Dr. Antonia Darder will examine the revolutionary roots of Freire’s ideas and how they are even more relevant and salient for the world now. Sponsored by the SMC Student Equity/STEM, SMC Black Collegians, SMC Adelante Program, SMC Center for Teaching Excellence, EOPS/CARE, Guardian Scholars Program, IDEAS at SMC, History Peer Learning Program.
Using Racial Microaggressions to Understand Everyday Racism
CSULB College of Education Professor examines the conceptual framework of racial microaggressions, and talks about how students of color are often viewed from deficit perspectives within educational institutions.
The Counter Narrative: Reframing Success of High Achieving Black and Latino Males in Los Angeles County
UCLA Professor of Education Dr. Tyrone C. Howard - Associate Dean of Equity and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies - will discuss his research on academic achievement in urban schools and the achievement gap facing African American and other culturally diverse students. Dr. Howard, who is also the founder and director of the Black Male Institute, received the American Educational Research Association's lifetime achievement award for exemplary research on diversity. Cosponsored by the SMC Associates, Equity Steering Committee, and SMC UndocuAlly Program.
Approaches to Alleviating Homelessness: Film Screening, Panel Discussion, & Clothing Drive
Join us for a documentary screening and a panel discussion featuring experts on the topic of homelessness and how to address it in our community and beyond. The program includes a clothing drive to assist homeless individuals, veterans, and a battered wom
From Breaking Laws to Making Laws: Insights from a Former 'Juvenile Delinquent,' Now a Juvenile Justice Attorney
A juvenile justice attorney at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, CA, Frankie Guzman is working to reduce prosecuting and incarcerating children in California's adult criminal justice system, and advocating for alternative sentencing and local