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Confronting poverty and race in schools

Pittsburgh professor teaches about confronting poverty and race in schools

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement | 541-962-3585 or lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Tawnya Lubbes | College of Education | 541-962-3329 or tlubbes@eou.edu
H. Richard Milner IV

H. Richard Milner IV

April 2, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The third in a new lecture and workshop series for teachers will be held at Eastern Oregon University on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25.

H. Richard Milner IV, professor of education, social work and Africana studies, will give a community keynote at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall, Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Milner is the director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh and a leading international scholar on multicultural teaching about confronting poverty and race in schools. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature and the sociology of education.

Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to register until 12 p.m. Friday, April 10 for Milner’s corresponding workshop on April 25.

The Center for Culturally Responsive Practices at EOU is sponsoring the lecture and workshop series. The center strives to provide pedagogical approaches that enable school communities to create learning environments in which student languages, cultures and backgrounds are responded to and infused within every aspect of education and curriculum.

For more information call Vicky Romano in the College of Education at 541-962-3558 or go to www.eou.edu/ccrp/events. Workshop registration instructions are available online.