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11/19/08: “Are Students Indifferent to Social Justice? Student Activism in the 60’s / Now”

Nov 10, 2008

The Liberal Arts Department welcomes students, faculty, staff and members of the community to the 3rd biannual Multicultural Forum: "Are Students Indifferent to Social Justice Today? Reflecting on Student Activism in the 60s and Now." The forum will be held on Wednesday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m. Mandell Hall, room 114 (smart classroom). This semester's topic will focus on issues relevant to student commitment to social justice. Dr. Kristine Lewis, Assistant Professor of Multicultural and Urban Education in the School of Education at Drexel University, will speak at the forum.
 
Kristine Lewis is Assistant Professor of Multicultural and Urban Education in the School of Education at Drexel University, where she teaches courses on educational policy, multicultural education, higher education and qualitative research methods. She earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education at Temple University. During the 2003 - 2004 academic year, she was a postdoctoral fellow for the Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence in Liberal Arts Colleges at Hamilton College.

Before joining the Drexel faculty in 2006, Dr. Lewis served as a Research Associate with Research for Action, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit engaged in educational evaluation and policy studies. Spanning the K-16 continuum, Dr. Lewis' research interests include race, ethnicity and education; student development and leadership; educator/student relationships and culture, care and community in education. Her publications include co-authored papers in the Journal of Research in Education, Sociology of Education, Children, Youth and Environments, and Evaluation Exchange.