CHANGE: Making Education More Equitable - Tressie McMillan Cottom, Carla Shedd & Cathy N. Davidson

SEP 30, 2020 | 7:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


September 30, 2020: 7:30 PM


Free, Reservations Required


Public Programs



Event will also be broadcast LIVE ON FACEBOOK

Longstanding inequalities in America’s education system have become widely exposed with the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. How can we address the rampant racial disparities and produce more equal outcomes? What roles do technology and pedagogy play? Tressie McMillan Cottom, acclaimed author, sociologist at UNC-Chapel Hill, and co-host (with Roxane Gay) of the podcast Hear to Slay; and Carla Shedd, professor of sociology and urban education at The Graduate Center and author of Unequal City: Race, Schools and Perceptions of Injustice; discuss their visions with Cathy N. Davidson, founding director of the Futures Initiative at The Graduate Center and author of The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux.
Presented with the Futures Initiative and the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education.
Part of CHANGE, an online event series, fall 2020. This time of extraordinary social upheaval demands — and presents new opportunities for — change. In this weekly series, learn from leading thinkers and explore ways to create a more equal and democratic society.
CHANGE is produced by The Graduate Center’s Office of Public Programs as part of the Promise and Perils of Democracy project with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.