• Jonathan Kozol

Education activist opens the 2010 Civic Discourse Series


Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple Street, Boston

The College of Arts and Sciences together with the Boston Athenæum is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture in the 2010 Civic Discourse Series: Literacy and Democracy, "Joy and Justice: A Challenge to the Young to Serve the Children of the Poor," with writer, educator and activist Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol's first book, Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hears and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools, won the National Book Award, and has sold over two million copies.  His other books have given a voice to some of America's most pressing issues: Illiterate America, Rachel and Her Children, Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, and Savage Inquities, Ordinary Resurrections.  Kozol's most recent book, The Shame of a Nation, was his strongest, most disturbing work to date: a powerful piece exposing dramatic racial isolation in over 60 inner-city schools.  Kozol is the founder of Education Action, a non-profit dedicated to grassroots organizing of teachers across the country who wish to help create a unified system of American public schools.

This event is free and open to the public.  Reservations are required.  To make a reservation please contact 617-720-7600, starting February 10. 


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