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Scholar to Discuss Diversity Issues April 8


Diversity Expert to Speak at UCR April 8

University of Illinois, Chicago Professor Kevin K. Kumashiro will hold lectures on inequities and challenges in higher education.

(April 3, 2008)

Kevin K. Kumashiro, associate professor of education and the coordinator of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Kevin K. Kumashiro, associate professor of education and the coordinator of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The Graduate School of Education at UC Riverside has invited a scholar to provide a lecture about the inequities and challenges of diversity in higher education.

Kevin K. Kumashiro, author, educator and activist, will be discussing “Troubling Lenses and Paradoxes for Anti-Oppressive Education” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in Room 1215 of Sproul Hall. That same evening, he will talk about his new book, “The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America’s Schools,” at 7 p.m. at the UCR Extension Center. He will sign books afterward.

“We are very fortunate to have such a renowned scholar to provide insight on these topics,” said Professor V.P. Franklin, Presidential Chair and Distinguished Professor of History and Education at UCR. “It is part of a university’s responsibility to open discussions on important issues, such as diversity.”

Kumashiro is an associate professor of education and the coordinator of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the found director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education. He is the author of several books on education, including “Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, and Troubling Education,” which received the 2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award.

For more information please contact 951-827-5802.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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