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Gloria Ladson-Billings: The Politics of Critical Race Theory

  • Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: via Zoom

Gloria J. Ladson-Billings 

Luther College Black History Month Distinguished Lecturer Gloria J. Ladson-Billings is known for her work in the fields of culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory. Her work The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children is a significant text in the field of education. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and was educated in the Philadelphia public school system. Ladson-Billings served as president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2005-2006. During the 2005 AERA annual meeting in San Francisco, Ladson-Billings delivered her presidential address, "From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt: Understanding Achievement in U.S. Schools", in which she outlined what she called the "education debt", highlighting the combination of historical, moral, socio-political, and economic factors that have disproportionately affected African-American, Latino, Asian, and other non-white students.

She is the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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