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UC-Berkeley’s powell to speak about race, opportunity gap in Madison

September 30, 2014

Professor john powell, one of the nation’s leading experts on race, structural racialization and opportunity structures, will be facilitating a conversation with UW-Madison School of Education faculty, students and administrators from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

powellPowell will talk about structural racialization and the opportunity gap in education and how we can move towards a more equitable, shared future in our city and state.

Powell is the University of California, Berkeley’s Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, and a Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies.

He has worked around the world with communities, universities, foundations and governments to transform unequal structures through multi-sector, multi institutional approaches.

Wednesday’s event will take place in room 298 of the Education Building. It is being sponsored by the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.