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  •  Hip Hop for Social Change

    Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

    Hip Hop for Social Change Conference
    San Jose State University
    Saturday, 3/10/12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Diversity Leadership Conference is partnering with Hip Hop for Social Change at a conference on the culture of Hip Hop reflected in the themes of "Resist, Revolt, Recreate."

    For more information, contact Mary Ho at

    The event is being co-sponsored by Mills College, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco.

  •  Conversation with G. Willow Wilson

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

    Thursday, 3/1/2012, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Saint Clare Room, LCTCL

    G. Willow Wilson is the author of The Butterfly Mosque, a memoir relating her experiences as an American woman who converted to Islam. Her book is one of Silicon Valley Read's featured books for 2012.

    Coordinated by the University Library.

  •  From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt

    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

    Lecture on Wednesday, 3/7/12, at 5 p.m., in the Locatelli Center.

    Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, who has taught at SCU, is one of the leading voices in the U.S. on national education policy. She argues that the term "racial achievement gap" unfairly constructs students as "defective and lacking" and "admonishes them that they need to catch up."

    She also argues that the term "education debt" moves us to a discourse that "holds us all accountable."

    Professor Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    The lecture is being coordinated by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

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