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About the event

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Please join the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education for the launch of their Fall 2020 Colloquium Speaker Series. This year's Colloquium is guided by a focus on the global Black Lives Matter movement and an inquiry into Restorative Justice practices within our program community. The Urban Education program at The Graduate Center, CUNY is honored to welcome Dr. Terri Watson as the first guest lecturer. Dr. Watson's talk, entitled, "Creating the Beloved Community" will orient, enrich, and inspire the conversations that will continue in Urban Education and beyond this semester.

This event is free and open to the public, but please click here to register for access to this online event. This event will be ASL interpreted.


7:00pm: Arrival and Welcome (Dr. Mangual Figueroa)

7:15pm: Creating the Beloved Community (Dr. Terri Watson)

8:00pm: Q&A, Discussion (moderated by Dr. Mangual Figueroa)

Dr. Terri N. Watson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Human Development at CCNY. A Harlem native, her research examines effective school leadership and is aimed to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of historically excluded and underserved students and families. This year, Dr. Watson is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Buffalo; she is also one of seven faculty members leading the CUNY Graduate Center Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

For more about Dr. Terri N. Watson and her work, read "The Importance of Black Women Teachers for Black Girls," a recent interview between Dr. Terri N. Watson and Dr. Gina Charles discussing the vital role that Black women teachers play for Black girls, including the formative influence of their early relationship as junior high school teacher and student as well as a wider conversation about how Black women teachers provide "mirrors and windows," through which Black girls can see themselves in leadership roles and flourish in their educations, career paths, and lives.

This event is organized and sponsored by Ph.D. Program in Urban Education as part of their Fall 2020 Colloquium Speaker Series, and co-sponsored by The Schools We Need: Lessons Learned from Harlem project as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.