Loyola University Maryland

Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE)


The Center for Innovation in Urban Education strives to contribute to conversations on education in urban areas, and to offer a variety of events for university and local community members. Events run by the CIUE are often collaborative in nature and speak to the challenges facing urban education.


Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D.
Building Community and Resistance in the Age of Trump

Thursday, March 23
6:45 p.m.


Ella Baker Day
Join us for Loyola's first annual Ella Baker Day. This event will honor and celebrate Ms. Baker's lifetime of community organizing and civil rights activism on behalf communities, and especially women, of color. The first annual Ella Baker Day will feature a social justice-themed art contest from local middle and high school aged youth, with two categories for submission. Additionally, the event will feature a keynote speaker, Dr. Rev. Heber Brown III.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Dr. Peter C. Murrell, Jr. Memorial Symposium on Urban Education
A Culture of Caring: Transformation approaches to urban schooling

Welcome Reception: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Symposium: Thursday, October 6, 2016

El Futuro de Baltimore: A Conversation on our Changing Demographics

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Andrew White Student Center, Fourth Floor Program Room
Pre-reception 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Event: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Literacy Leadership Awards

The evening will feature a keynote address, "The Raciolinguistic Underpinnings of Academic Language and the Marginalization of Latino Students," by Nelson Flores, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Andrew White Student Center Fourth Floor Program Room

Community Literacy Event/Writer's Workshop

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Enoch Pratt Free Library- Southern Anchor Branch
10:30 am

The event originally scheduled for Feb. 6 has been rescheduled to Feb. 27.

Visit the event page for more info



Two-Part Film Screening, Latino Americans: El Futuro de Baltimore
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Tuesday, Nov. 10
McGuire Hall, 7 p.m.


Justice for Freddie Gray a spoken word jam
Monday, June 8
Enoch Pratt Central Branch, Wheeler Auditorium


Documentary viewing of Second Chances: Reducing Suspensions in Maryland
Wednesday, April 22
6:30—8:30 p.m.


"Making Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Relevant"
Adrienne Dixson, Ph.D., associate professor of critical race theory and education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, March 31
McGuire Hall—West, Loyola University Maryland 
6—7:30 p.m.



Urban Educators: Thriving, Confused, or Fading
Wednesday, Nov. 12
McGuire Hall, Loyola University Maryland
7-8:30 p.m., (pre event reception will begin at 6 p.m.)


Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
A lecture by Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
McGuire Hall, Loyola University Maryland
6 p.m.


Wednesday, March 19 - UNITE hosts Rev. Heber Brown
Cultural Lenses

Wednesday, March 19 - Article Presentation by Dr. Jason G. Irizarry 
“For Us, By Us”:  A Vision for Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies Forwarded by Urban Youth


Monday, February 24 - Cosponsored Community Conversation
Let's Talk about White Fear: A conversation about life and Loyola in response to the Jordan Davis verdict

Tuesday, February 18 - UNITE hosts Dr. Robert Simmons
Let's Talk about Race

Monday, February 10 - Ethics with Impact: Annual Law and the City Discussion
Making Urban Schools Work for Urban Youth: A Dialogue about Teacher Prep Programs and Alternatives like TFA



Monday, November 18 - 20/20 Baltimore Speaker Series 
Loyola's Footprint Just Around the Corner

Wednesday, November 13 - Guest Lecture by Dr. David Stovall
Research, Race, Class and Praxis in the "End Times":  Moving Towards the Nexus of Struggle and Community Engagement 

Thursday, November 7 - Lecture with C. Mathew Hill, J.D.
Tale of Two Baltimores: Gentrification, Failed Laws, and How You Can Fix It!


Wednesday, October 16 - Fall 2013 Panel Discussion
What You Should Learn about Urban Teaching in Your Teacher Preparation Program but Won't!


Friday, September 20 - York Road Initiative
Exploring Urban Community Assets using Education as our Lens