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January 14, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Education, College of Room 10 (lower level) | Map
5425 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

The College of Education invites you to join us for "The Politics of School Abolition," a conversation with David Stovall, Ph.D., professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Stovall's scholarship investigates Critical Race Theory, the relationship between housing and education, and the intersection of race, place and school. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he works with community organizations and schools to address issues of equity, justice and abolishing the school/prison nexus. Stovall's work led him to become a member of the design team for the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice, where he served as a volunteer social studies teacher from 2005-2018. Furthering his work with communities, students, and teachers, his work manifests itself in his involvement with The People's Education Movement, a collection of classroom teachers, community members, students and professors in Chicago, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area who engage in collaborative community projects centered in creating relevant curriculum. Stovall is also author of Born to Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation and the Politics of Interruption.

For more information about this event, please contact Aja Reynolds, Ph.D. at 313-577-9508 or