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Join educator and Program Director of the National Science Foundation's Racial Equity Program Dr. Adrienne Dixson who will be in conversation with Urban Education Ph.D student Adelia Gibson for the Creating Racially Just Schools speaker series as part of a class taught at The Graduate Center, CUNY by Terri N. Watson.

This event will take place Mon, March 28th via Zoom. Click here to join the Zoom event starting at 4:30 PM (EDT). This event will be ASL interpreted and closed captioned.​

Dr. Adrienne D. Dixson

Dr. Adrienne D. Dixson currently serves as a Professor of Critical Race Theory and Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dixson is on leave from the university this year to serve as a Program Director in the National Science Foundation's new, Racial Equity Program. Dr. Dixson's scholarship examines the intersectionality of race, class and gender in urban educational contexts, with a particular interest in how these issues impact educational equity for students and people of color in the urban south. Her work is widely published in academic journals and edited books.Her most recent books include Critical Race Theory and Education: All God’s Children Got a Song, Handbook of Critical Race Theory and Education, Resegregation of schools: Education and race in the 21st Century (Routledge), Researching race in education: Policy, Practice and Qualitative Research (IAP Publishing), and A condition or a process?: Researching race in education (American Education Research Association). She was listed in the 2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking and was inducted in the 2021 cohort of Fellows for the American Educational Research Association. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.

Adelia Gibson

Adelia Gibson is a second year doctoral student in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, CUNY whose focus and interest in the identity of Black women, the pushout of Black teachers post the Brown decision, and the importance of representation has brought her to this course. She has worked in education for over 10 years as a teacher, teacher leader,education administrator in the Bronx Field Support Center, and is currently an assistant principal at Cornerstone Academy for Social Action MS.


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Dr. Valerie Kinloch

Creating Racially Just Schools: Dr. April Baker-Bell

Dr. April Baker-Bell

The Creating Racially Just Schools speaker series is co-sponsored by Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, PublicsLab and The Schools We Need: Lessons Learned from Harlem project as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.