26th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture

November 5, 2014 @ 11:30 pm – November 6, 2014 @ 1:00 am
Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium
44 Courtland Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

Jeannie Oakes, Presidential Professor Emerita in Educational Equity at the University of California, Los Angeles and president-elect of the American Educational Research Association, will speak at the 26th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Nov. 5, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium (44 Courtland St., Atlanta).

This event, co-hosted by the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, is free and open to the public.

Oakes founded UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access; the University of California’s All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity; and Center X, UCLA’s urban teacher preparation program. In 2014, she completed a six-year term at the Ford Foundation as director of educational opportunity and scholarship programs worldwide. Her scholarship examines the effect of social policies on the education of low-income students of color, and it investigates equity-minded reform. Among Oakes’ numerous books, articles and chapters, “Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality” was named one of the twentieth century’s “most influential” education books; and “Becoming Good American Schools: The Struggle for Civic Virtue in Education Reform” won the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Outstanding Book Award.

The annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture is intended to encourage the discussion of issues facing urban educational leaders, as well as honor the memory of Dr. Mays and promote his philosophy of excellence in the education of those typically least well served by the larger society.

For more information about the lecture, e-mail cueeinfo@gsu.edu or call 404-413-8070.