About this conversation

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Join us for a conversation with award-winning educator and leader Dr. Linda C. Tillman with Urban Education Ph.D student Adelia Gibson for the Creating Racially Just Schools speaker series as part of a class taught at The Graduate Center, CUNY by Terri N. Watson.

This event will take place Mon, March 7th via Zoom. Click here to join starting at 4:30 PM (EDT) ZoomMeeting ID: 828 7390 2908. Passcode: 931300

Dr. Linda C. Tillman

Dr. Linda C. Tillman is Professor Emerita of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tillman is a former public-school educator with high school teaching and administrative experience. Dr. Tillman’s research and scholarship is focused on school leadership, the education of African Americans in K-12, mentoring in higher education, and culturally sensitive research approaches. Dr. Tillman serves on the advisory boards of TheHistoryMakers and the Black Education Research Collective at Teachers College-Columbia University. Dr. Tillman was also the recent recipient of the inaugural Linda C. Tillman Social & Racial Justice Award named in her honor. Read about it here.

Adelia Gibson

Adelia Gibson is a second year doctoral student in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, CUNY whose focus and interest in the identity of Black women, the pushout of Black teachers post the Brown decision, and the importance of representation has brought her to this course. She has worked in education for over 10 years as a teacher, teacher leader,education administrator in the Bronx Field Support Center, and is currently an assistant principal at Cornerstone Academy for Social Action MS.

The Creating Racially Just Schools speaker series is co-sponsored by Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, PublicsLab and The Schools We Need: Lessons Learned from Harlem project as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.