The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, is honored to host a lecture on hope and healing by Dr. Joyce E. King on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 3:00pm-4:30pm.
Sankofa (the Adinkra symbol pictured above) teaches us that it is not “taboo to go back and fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” We remember our Ancestors to deepen our sense of identity, to seek to know, to clarify, to remember, to understand the ways our fathers and mothers carried on the struggle for integrity and freedom in their time. Relying on each other we can restore hope and healing for our children and for future generations.
About the Speaker
Joyce E. King is the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership and Professor of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University.
Widely respected in the fields of urban education and the sociology of education, King’s research has contributed to the knowledge base on preparing teachers for diversity and curriculum theorizing through her scholarship, teaching practice and leadership. She served on the Curriculum Commission of the State Board of Education.
A dynamic leader and visionary teacher/scholar, King has a wealth of academic, administrative and leadership experience in public, private and non-profit settings, including historical Black and predominately white colleges and universities. She has created numerous opportunities for emergent leaders of diverse backgrounds to progress in their careers. Her accomplishments reflect an emphasis on innovative interdisciplinary scholarship, culturally connected teaching and learning and inclusive transformative leadership for change often in creative partnership with communities.
Dr. King served as the 2015 president of the American Educational Research Association. In 2018 she received the Stanford Graduate School of Education Alumni Excellence in Education Award.
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