Race, Public Education, Politics in Chicago: A Conversation with Dr. Eve Ewing

Dr. Eve Ewing, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of  Social Service Administration will discuss her acclaimed book:  Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side.

Dr. Ewing's research focuses on social inequity, urban policy, and racism and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people.

Eve is also an essayist and poet; her work has appeared in many venues, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and the New Republic. She has been interviewed by the NY Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, among many other publications; is the recipient of many honors including the Crain's Chicago Business as one of their "40 Under 40" people to watch. She is a Chicago Public School graduate, was active in Young Chicago Authors as a high school student, and taught middle school in Bronzevile.

 

 

Her presentation will be followed by a conversation with Dr. Horace R. Hall,  Associate Professor in the College of Education. Dr. Hall is the co-founder and director of a youth activist program, R.E.A.L. and has been working with Chicago youth and their families on restoring social justice and equity in their public schools and communities for nearly two decades. They will discuss the implications of her book and research for teachers, youth advocates and students preparing to work in urban schools.  

There will be a book signing after the forum. The bookstore accepts credit cards.

 

Books available include:

Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Dr. Ewing

Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing

Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling by Horace Hall & Andrea Brown-Thirston

 

Registration is required.  Please register here.

For more information, please contact Dr. Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu

2 CPDU's available for educators.

Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Student Center (Lincoln Park), 120AB
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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