The Race, Education and Democracy Lecture and Book Series, a a collaborative effort of Simmons College and Beacon Press, will bring annually to Boston a prominent scholar to deliver three public lectures on the topic of Race, Education and Democracy. These lectures will form the basis for a book to be published by Beacon Press. The 2014 Lectures are co-sponsored by the Cambridge Public School System.

This Lecture and Book Series aims to reestablish in the public imagination the historic connection between public education and the possibility of a robust democracy, against the backdrop of the issue of race in America.

The Series is aimed at a broad audience and will present educational issues in all their complexities, in readily accessible language. The Series proceeds on the assumption that public education is at the center of American public life and that discussions about critical educational issues need to occur in the public domain and engage Americans from many different backgrounds in thoughtful and complicated conversations.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor in the Department of Math, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, will deliver the 2014 Race, Education and Democracy Lectures. The overarching theme of his lectures is Hip-Hop and the Remix of Science Education: Which Way Forward?

Dr. Emdin's scholarship and research focus on issues of race, culture and diversity in urban science classrooms; the development of new theoretical frameworks to transform science education and the reform of science education. He is the author of Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation.

Dr. Christopher Emdin's Lecture 1> CLICK HERE

Dr. Christopher Emdin's Lecture 2> CLICK HERE

Dr. Christopher Emdin's Lecture 3> CLICK HERE

Christopher Emdin on Twitter > CLICK HERE

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Book by Dr. Christopher Emdin:

Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation    

Theresa Perry
Professor of Africana Studies and Education
Simmons College
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Boston, Ma. 02115
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