[Socrates] Complicated Conversations Series: Engaging with Race, Class, and Education

Jean Kelly Jean.Kelly at qc.cuny.edu
Thu Dec 10 14:56:36 EST 2015

On behalf of Dr. Limarys Caraballo:

***Complicated Conversations Series: Engaging with Race, Class, and Education***
Rajendra Chetty
Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
4:35–6:35 pm 
Powdermaker 130 
Refreshments at 4:25 pm
What does intersectionality of race and class mean?
How does institutional discourse reinforce racial and class discrimination?
Poverty and education are jointly linked and implicated in maintaining disadvantage and underachievement. Policy makers, in their attempt to resolve the situation, inadvertently reinforce the class and race divide if they do not interrogate the larger social structures of capitalist democracies.
Rajendra Chetty is a postcolonial scholar engaged with research into race, class, poverty, and social issues in education. His wide areas of research include post-colonial writings, literacy and language, and social issues in education (see http://www.rajendrachetty.com/). He earned his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Africa (1998) in Curriculum Studies and English Education.
The Complicated Conversations Series addresses the rich and complex benefits and challenges afforded by a diverse student body, faculty, and staff via workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics, such as the intersection of students’ raced, classed, gendered, and abled experiences in schools, at Queens College, and in society at large                    
—Dr. Limarys Caraballo, Series Organizer, Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services
Hosted by the Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of Education.

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