Lisa D. Delpit, Ph.D., Erikson’s 2014 graduation speaker and honorary degree recipient, will join faculty, students, Trustees, alumni and friends of the Institute in a conversation about public school education in America.

Delpit is an eminent scholar in understanding the complexities of pedagogy, policies surrounding public education in America, and the challenges that racism and poverty create in our goal toward equal opportunity for all children.

She is the Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, and has received the:

  • MacArthur “Genius” Award (1990)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education (1993)
  • American Educational Research Association Cattell Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement (1994)
  • Sunny Days Award from Sesame Street Productions (1998)
  • Kappa Delta Phi Laureate Award (2001)
  • Antioch College Horace Mann Humanity Award (2003)

She is the award-winning author of Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom (1995); The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom (2002), The Real Ebonics Debate: Power, Language, and the Education of African-American Children (1998), and “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (2012).

RSVP

Please RSVP by Monday, May 5 to Rhonda Gillis at [email protected].