Access to Education From a Local and Global Perspective

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fromm Hall 125 - Maraschi Room
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Events and Lectures
Alcivar, Jennifer L
International Studies

Access to Education From a Local and Global Perspective

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Maraschi Room in Fromm Hall

Far too often when we think of “human rights” and human rights violations we are immediately drawn to issues of freedom of speech, torture and human dignity–but what about education? This event will provide the opportunity to discuss and explore education in the context of human rights. How education is a human right, how access to education is vital to the exercise of all human rights and reframing what we perceive to be basic human rights.

Guest Speakers:

Professor Shabnam Koirala-Azad is Associate Dean of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. Her work includes exploring social and educational (in)equities through a transna- tional lens via ethnography and participatory research. Some of her key research areas include immigration and education; international comparative education; and gender, education and social change.

Professor Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales has been involved in social justice work around immigrant rights and educational justice since she was a teenager growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border. Her research areas include political activism among undocumented migrant college students, immigrant students and higher education, and California racial politics and Latino immigrant communities.

Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.

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