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