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Journalist and author Marc Lamont Hill to speak at Loyola

| By Stephanie Weaver
Marc Lamont Hill

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education welcomes journalist and author Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D., on Thursday, March 23 at 6:45 p.m. in McGuire Hall for his lecture, “Building Community and Resistance in the Age of Trump.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, however registration is required. In his talk, Hill will examine the socio-cultural and economic factors that led to this political moment, as well as offer concrete strategies for creating resistance movements in producing social justice, with a focus on youth and youth culture.

Hill is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. He is the former host of Our World with Black Enterprise, a nationally-syndicated television show. He was also the inaugural host of Huff Post Live and a former political contributor to Fox News Channel.

Hill is the Distinguished Professor of African American studies at Morehouse College. He was previously a professor at Columbia University and Temple University. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics, and education.

He is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He is also a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union. Hill works closely with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy, and has recently worked on campaigns to end the death penalty and release numerous political prisoners.

An award-winning journalist, Hill has received prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. In 2011, Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential black leaders.

Hill is the author of Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics Identity, Nobody, and Gentrifier. He is the co-author of The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America. He has also published two edited books, Media, Learning, and Site of Possibility and Schooling Hip-Hop: New Directions in Hip-Hop Based Education.   

About CIUE:


The Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) at Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education is a collaborative space for those concerned with the educational experiences of students, families, and educators in urban schools. CIUE strives to participate in local and national conversations about urban education. Through CIUE’s research, program development, and community engagement, grounded in Baltimore, but extending to other urban communities in the United States, its vision is to work collaboratively to ensure equity in schools in urban communities.

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