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“Radical Healing in Schools and Communities” with Shawn Ginwright

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series

Shawn GinwrightBold and nuanced, Ginwright’s talk inspires a fresh and exciting view of social change. Ginwright blends his years of research with colorful and touching examples of how teachers and community leaders reclaim matters of the heart to create lasting change in challenging urban neighborhoods. He vividly illustrates how strategy, logic models, and plans seldom produce the transformation we seek. Schools, city governments and businesses often change their policies and practices but seldom transform the hearts people in their organizations. Change happens when people’s hearts are transformed. He illustrates how schools are not simply places for learning, but rather hubs for belonging. He shows us that great teachers don’t simply teach, but rather saturate their students with love, hope and imagination. His talk inspires us to be more human in our professional lives, noting that real change often requires that we break paradigms and rules. His message compels us to consider how hope, healing, and love are the most significant ingredients in the gumbo of social change!

Shawn Ginwright, a leading national expert on African American youth activism and development, serves as the Senior Research Associate at the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy as well as Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education and Black Youth Rising, Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America, among others.

FREE and open to the public. CART (Live open captioning) provided. Free public parking in the University Avenue Garage.


Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Maxwell Auditorium
Crouse Drive
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States


Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series