Plan now for two lunchtime talks Dec. 5 on black youth and education

Two lunchtime talks on Dec. 5 will look at different areas of interest in the black community and beyond.

  • Michael LindseyMichael Lindsey, executive director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University, will discuss “A Looming Crisis for the Mental Health of Black Youth” as part of the Center on Race and Social Problems speakers series. The event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at 2017 Cathedral of Learning. Lunch is provided; registration is not necessary but seating is limited,

  • The Center for Urban Education’s Lunch & Learn series will host Camika Royal, assistant professor of urban education at Loyola University Maryland, is a discussion about “Black Education and the Philadelphia Teachers’ Strikes.”  Between 1968 and 1982, there were eight strikes, or threats of strikes, between the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the School District of Philadelphia. As the teachers’ union aligned itself with a mayor and police force that were widely regarded as racist, black educators increasingly withdrew their support from the union and looked for other ways to support Black students’ academic success. Royal will explore the tensions and alliances of the time, which ultimately led to Philadelphia hiring its first black superintendent of schools. The event is from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 4303 Posvar Hall. Registration is required and can be found here.