• Social Justice Series

3 sessions address theory, the achievement gap & access to education

The three-part Social Justice Series is co-sponsored by Diversity Services, S.O.U.L.S., the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Access and Opportunity, and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Social Justice Education Training
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
Sargent Hall, First Floor Function Room
120 Tremont St., Boston

This experiential workshop addresses social justice theory, access, and power in the United States. Participants will examine their own assumptions and beliefs about other people and will look closely at the intersections of race, class and privilege—especially as they affect fair access to education.

Waiting for Superman
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Modern Theatre
525 Washington St., Boston

This 2010 documentary follows several students hoping to attend charter, rather than public, schools. A high-stakes lottery selection will determine their fates. Renowned education advocate Geoffrey Canada features prominently in this film and gives poignant meaning to its title.

A Night with Dr. Ronald Ferguson
6 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple St., Boston

Ferguson, a senior lecturer in education and public policy at Harvard University, visits Suffolk for a night of insights. Join us as he shares findings from his book, Toward Excellence with Equity: an Emerging Vision for Closing the Achievement Gap.

For more information on the events in this series, please contact the Office of Diversity Services at diversity@suffolk.edu or 617-573-8613.

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