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Educator and scholar-activist Edwin Mayorga to speak at Loyola

| By Stephanie Weaver
Edwin Mayorga

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education welcomes Edwin Mayorga, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational studies at Swarthmore College, on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:45 p.m. in McGuire Hall for his lecture, “Race Radicalism at the School Community Nexus.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Mayorga will address the issues of racial capitalism and its presence in a range of policy and reform strategies in education and community development. He will explore questions surrounding racial capitalism and will draw from his Philadelphia school and community partnerships study to present elements of this framework to deepen collective understanding of its effects on urban education.

Mayorga is a parent, educator, and scholar-activist. In addition to being an assistant professor in the department of educational studies, he is also an assistant professor in the Latin American and Latino Studies program at Swarthmore College.

His work and research focuses on cultural political economic perspectives on urbanism, urban education policy, Latinx education, digital social science, and teaching for social justice. He is founder and lead researcher of the Education in our Barrios, a youth, participatory action research collaborative in Philadelphia and New York City whose goal is to work with and for youth in urban, Latinx core communities.

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