Sep
28
10:00 am10:00

Next Steps: Roundtable Conversations

  • Madison Union 306

Join us for the final event of Jonathan Kozol's visit, an opportunity to interact and converse with JMU faculty, students, staff, and local community members. We will work together to reflect on our conversations over the past two days as well as develop action plans and strategies to move our work on equity in education forward. Jonathan will offer his perspective and guidance during the roundtable conversations.

Open to any and all session participants

Location: Madison Union 306

Sep
27
3:30 pm15:30

Jonathan Kozol: Disrupting the Single Story of Poverty through Art-making

  • JMU Student Success Center

Art-making can serve as a powerful contemplative practice for anyone. In this session co-led by Jonathan Kozol, renowned author and poverty researcher, and Aaron Bodle a JMU arts-based researcher, participants are invited to explore and rethink their own experiences with and perceptions of the persistence of poverty by making art together. This event is open to JMU students and faculty as well as members of the community interested in having a deep conversation about poverty, resource inequality, and community change. You don't have to think of yourself as an artist to participate, just arrive with an interest in poverty and an open mind.

Open to JMU students and faculty, members of the community.

Location: Student Success Center Room 1075

Sep
27
11:00 am11:00

JMU Students’ Town Hall

  • Memorial Hall Forum

Students are invited to join Jonathan Kozol for a time of questions and answers examining the real contexts of teaching and learning in America's most challenging schools. What do you really need to know to teach students who live in poverty? How do you as beginning professionals stand up to the systemic injustices in the workplace? 

Open to Students

Location: Memorial Hall Forum

Parking: Memorial Hall parking lots will be open between 3:30 – 9:00 on Monday

Sep
26
7:30 pm19:30

Community Keynote Address by Jonathan Kozol

  • Memorial Hall Auditorium

Jonathan Kozol will speak on the issues of persistent structural inequities that continue to plague our society. Through his stories of Savage Inequalities and Amazing Grace he critiques the system in which we live and work and offers strategies to guide us in the creation of a more just and equitable future for all.

Open to Public

Location: Memorial Hall Auditroium

Sep
26
2:30 pm14:30

Facing Poverty in the Valley: A Dialogue with Community Partners and Jonathan Kozol

  • Madison Union 256

In this town hall-style session, internationally acclaimed author and poverty researcher Jonathan Kozol will join a panel of local community partners to share stories of their work addressing the needs of children, families, and communities in poverty. This dialogue is intended to build cross-institutional networks of education, care, and engagement for children as well as those who work daily to confront poverty in our community and beyond.

This conversation is open to anyone; community members, teachers, care providers, faculty, and students are all invited.  

Location: 256 Madison Union

Sep
26
12:00 pm12:00

Poverty, Resource Inequality, and Engaged Scholarship (Roundtable)

  • JMU Student Success Center

 

Jonathan Kozol, nationally and internationally acclaimed author who has worked with the poorest and most vulnerable children in the United States for fifty years, will discuss his life work and how that has impacted the schools and communities where he did his research.  Fire in the Ashes, Rachel and Her Children, Savage Inequalities, and Shame of a Nation are among his many books that examine issues of equity, diversity, education, and moral responsibility.  Jonathan will reflect on the intentions behind why he does the kind of work he does and how his engaged scholarship has impacted and changed the schools and communities where he placed his spotlight. Participants will explore how engaged scholarship can make real world differences in terms of resource allocation, professional practice, and public policy.  

JMU faculty interested in having a deep conversation about poverty, resource inequality, and community change should attend. To register please click here.

Location: Student Success Center Room 1075