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Equity in Education Panel Discussion - October 6

Camika Royal, Ph.D.

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Equity in Education

Black Educators and School Reform: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Join Loyola University Maryland on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. for a panel discussion that celebrates the publication of Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia (Harvard Education Press, 2022) by Camika Royal, Ph.D., associate professor of urban education in the School of Education. Panel participants will discuss the struggles and triumphs of Black educators in the shifting political nature of school reform.

Panelists include noted pedagogical theorist, anthropologist of education, and professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin, Gloria Ladson-Billings; the first chief of the office of equity for the School District of Philadelphia, Sabriya Jubilee; Baltimore City educator Tanefa Wallace; and Morgan State University professor Vanessa Dodo Seriki will be the panel moderator.

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This event is open to the public, however, to ensure proper accommodations and resource allocation individuals are asked to register on the website to attend either in-person or virtually.

About the Author

Camika Royal, Ph.D.

Camika Royal, Ph.D., is the author of Not Paved For Us: Black  Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia (Harvard Education Press, 2022). Her work focuses on the intersections of politics, history, and urban school reform. She worked in the public schools of Baltimore City and Washington, D.C., teaching, coaching teachers, and helping to lead a charter high school. Dr. Royal has also worked with various colleges and universities in the Philadelphia and Baltimore regions to teach, coach, and support urban school leaders and teacher educators. Currently, Dr. Royal is an associate professor of Urban Education at Loyola University Maryland. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English Literature at North Carolina Central University, her master of arts in teaching degree at Johns Hopkins University, and her doctor of philosophy in urban education at Temple University.

The Equity in Education series is sponsored by the Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice in Education; the School of Education; and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.