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Courageous Conversations About Race (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

August 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Courageous Conversations About Race

Glenn E. Singleton, founder of Courageous Conversation, and Jarvis R. Givens of the Harvard Graduate School of Education discuss the state of racial justice in the United States, reflecting on the social movements of 2020 and 2021 and the path forward.

  • About Glenn E. Singleton: Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders to do the same. Author, thought leader, and strategist, he is the creator of Courageous Conversation a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue, and Beyond Diversity, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it. Glenn is the Founder and President of Courageous Conversation TM, an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. He is the award-winning author of “Courageous Conversations About Race;” “A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, Second Edition”; and of “MORE Courageous Conversations About Race.” For eight years, he served as an adjunct professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University. Glenn has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and has instructed faculty, students and administrators at the University of Minnesota, New York University School of Medicine, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, Glenn Singleton is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
  • About Jarvis R. Givens: Jarvis R. Givens is an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, having earned his Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. As an interdisciplinary historian, Givens’ research falls at the intersection of the history of American education, 19th and 20th century African American history, and critical theories of race and schooling. Before assuming his position as an assistant professor, Givens was a Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow at HGSE (2016-2018), a Ford Dissertation and Pre-doctoral Fellow, and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Givens’ first book, “Schooling in Forbidden Fields: Carter G. Woodson and the Demands of Black Education” (forthcoming, Harvard University Press), analyzes Carter G. Woodson’s (1875-1950) critiques of the American school, the new curricular materials he developed, and how ordinary teachers put his ideas into practice during Jim Crow. Givens has published in journals such as: Race Ethnicity and Education, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Harvard Educational Review, and more. He is a life member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and a contributor to Black Perspectives (blog of the African American Intellectual History Society).

Co-presented with the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights.


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