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April Baker-Bell - Dean's Distinguished Lecture

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The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and the College of Education Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Education (DEME) Committee
22 Education Building
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Apr 24, 2023   12:15 - 1:15 pm  
April Baker-Bell
Amy Summers
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April Baker-Bell, a transdisciplinary teacher-researcher-activist and Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and English Education in the Department of English and Department of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University, will speak to this year's Dean's Distinguished Speakers Series theme, "Will (D)iversity, (E)quity and (I)nclusion Die?: Advocacy and Action Towards Greater Accountability in an Empowered University".

The 2022-23 Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series aims to facilitate conversation with preeminent scholars in education on the speaker series topic.The speaker series builds on our historic and current University of Illinois efforts related to community and public engagement, and the increasing expectations of addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools, workplace, and our general society. Ultimately, the speaker series aims to reimagine our role as university actors, catalysts, and social change agents and to spark ways to take accountability, advocacy, and action amidst the challenges and opportunities of building a more equitable, just, and empowered institution and world.

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