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The LPC President’s Series is hosting three upcoming talks this semester. These talks are a continuation of the talk series: “Education Equity: Why Race & Culture Matter.” The talks will be held virtually via Zoom.

March 2021

On March 2, 2021, Shawn Ginwright will be the lecturer from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Ginwright is a Professor in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University. He founded the Leadership Excellence Inc. in 1989. His research examines youth in urban communities bound by the constraints of poverty and how to create equality and justice in their schools and communities. He received his doctorate from University of California Berkeley.

On March 30, 2021, Vajra Watson will lead a lecture from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Watson is a scholar activist, faculty director and professor of educational leadership and racial justice at Sacramento State University. She is the founder of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), solo-author of two books and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. She serves on several Boards of Directors and is the recipient of many awards. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and two Master’s Degrees in International Education and Teaching and Learning. She received her doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.

May 2021

On May 4, 2021, Bryan Brown will present from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Bryan Brown is the associate dean for student affairs and associate professor of education at Stanford. His research focuses on the relationship between student identity, discourse, classroom culture and academic achievement in science education. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hampton University in 1996 and his master’s degree and doctorate in Science Education, both from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

For more information, go to: President’s Speaker Series Presents

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