Guest Talk: Critical Dialogues & Diverse Perspectives on African Education: Roundtable Discussion
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 04/01/2016
Uploaded: 05/13/2016
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, Guest Speakers
Tags: African Education, CAE, development, under-developed countries

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Description/Abstract: Guest Talk: Critical Dialogues & Diverse Perspectives on African Education: Roundtable Discussion, Tuesday, 4/26, 6-8pm

This roundtable discussion is open to TC students and scholars, civil society organizations and community leaders, educators, and to all members of the Harlem and greater NYC communities. Participants will grapple with the question, how can we disrupt narratives of Afro-Pessimism and promote more nuanced portrayals of Africa? The discussion will explore the ways scholars reproduce or confront Afro-pessimist narratives in their work, the ways Afro-pessimism influences the experiences of African immigrant youth in the U.S., and the ways that it influences the experiences of African-American, Afro-Latin, and Afro-Caribbean students and their interactions with African immigrant youth and with news/media about Africa.

This event is co-sponsored by the George Clement Bond Center for African Education and Gottesman Libraries.

Please rsvp no later than Friday, April 22nd with your details.

Where: 305 Russell