Scholar Lisa Delpit to speak about education reform and diversity at UNCA on Oct. 24

Education Reformer Lisa Delpit to Speak at UNC Asheville October 24

Press release

From UNC Asheville News Services:
Nationally acclaimed education scholar Lisa Delpit will speak about issues in education reform and diversity in a talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.

Delpit has won accolades for her work on teaching and learning in urban schools and in diverse cultural settings. She is the author of Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (New Press, 2013), Other People’s Children (New Press, 2006) and co-editor of Quality Education as a Constitutional Right (Beacon Press, 2010), The Skin That We Speak (New Press, 2008) and The Real Ebonics Debate (Beacon Press, 1998).

Delpit won a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1990 and three years later received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which hailed her as a “visionary scholar and woman of courage.” She is currently the executive director for the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University.

This event is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Office of the Provost, Office of Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Fellows Programs, Department of Education Diversity Committee and Center for Diversity Education, as well as Asheville City Schools and Asheville City Schools Foundation. For more information, email


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