ONLINE - Community Cultural Wealth: Reclaiming Our Past, Reimagining Our Future

Prof. Tara J. Yosso
Prof. Tara J. Yosso
Thu, Jan 20, 6:00 PM

Prof. Yosso’s virtual lecture will overview her community cultural wealth model, which has been received nationally and internationally as a paradigm shift for the ways we have traditionally thought about schooling structures, practices, and discourse. Her talk will ask us to consider how we might foster a critical historical perspective of the communities we aim to serve, and draw on the ingenuity and courage of those who have come before us in the struggle for justice.

Tara J. Yosso examines access to educational opportunities for Students of Color at critical transition points in their schooling trajectories (e.g. high school to community college, baccalaureate to doctorate). Her research seeks to recover counternarratives of race, schooling, inequality, and the law. Her extensively cited publications examine the ways People of Color utilize community cultural wealth to survive and resist racism and other forms of subordination. She is a first generation college student, a Professor in the School of Education at the University of California Riverside, and this year has been appointed as the Inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Emancipatory Education at the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University.

Co-sponsors: Office of Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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