Activist scholar to speak about white educators who battle racism

SUNY Oswego’s Ernst & Young Lecture Series on Women and Work will feature noted feminist, activist and educator Lisa Albrecht of the University of Minnesota speaking about white educators who work for racial justice, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Campus Center auditorium.

Albrecht, an associate professor at Minnesota’s School of Social Work, will deliver a talk titled “Beacons in the Storm: White Educator Activists Working for Racial Justice.” That’s the subject of her interviews with educators who have actively worked to address and end racism in the classroom.

A past winner of the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Community Service Award and the Josie Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award, Albrecht writes and speaks about feminist alliance politics, especially linking the fight to end racism with working for economic justice.

Albrecht co-edited, with Rose Brewer, the book “Bridges of Power: Women’s Multicultural Alliances” and co-authored, with Brewer and Walda Katz-Fishman, “The Critical Classroom: Education for Liberation and Movement Building.”

Lectures in the Ernst & Young series are free and open to the public. Parking in campus lots is free on evenings and weekends.

(Posted: Oct 04, 2010)

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