Tuesday, September 3, 2019
6:00 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Bank Street College of Education
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
Barbara Biber Convocation
Bank Street students, faculty, and alumni are invited to join as author and educator Django Paris opens the 2019–20 school year. Paris is the inaugural James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education and director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice in the College of Education at the University of Washington. His teaching and research focus on sustaining languages, literacies, and lifeways among Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander students in the context of social change and revitalization. He is particularly concerned with educational and cultural justice as outcomes of inquiry and pedagogy. Paris is author of Language across Difference: Ethnicity, Communication, and Youth Identities in Changing Urban Schools (2011), and co-editor of both Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities (2014) and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (2017). He is also editor of the new Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies book series with Teachers College Press. Paris has published in many academic journals, including the Harvard Educational Review and Educational Researcher.
The Barbara Biber Convocation is the centerpiece of the Bank Street Graduate School of Education orientation and welcome for incoming graduate students. The esteemed Barbara Biber Lecture provides an opportunity for the College community to engage with seminal thinkers on leading issues in education that contribute to innovative practices and understandings in diverse settings.
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