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Disproportionality - Culturally Responsive Education Sessions

On December 9, 2020 at 8:45am, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will join the Buffalo Public Schools and the Office of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives at their monthly Disproportionality- Culturally Responsive Education Sessions.  In partnership with the Education Collaborative of Western New York,  and Buffalo Prep, the moderated discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Fatima Morrell, Associate Superintendent for CLRI, and will center on anti-racist pedagogy, the genesis of racist ideas, and the tenets of an emancipation curriculum. 
 
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributor writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News Racial Justice Contributor. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. 
 
Kendi is the author of THE BLACK CAMPUS MOVEMENT, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICA, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016. At 34 years old, Kendi was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction.  
 
Buffalo Public Schools is currently reading STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICA,  as a Districtwide book study, and uses Dr. Kendi's research in the development of anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy, and professional development for teachers. This event is open to CLRI/Disproportionality Teams, Parents, Board Members and District Staff.
 
Please see flyer attached.
 
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