EVE L. EWING PRESENTS GHOSTS IN THE SCHOOLYARD

Monday, November 5, 2018

12:00 pm

Center for Education Research at Stanford (CERAS) Learning Hall (Room 101) Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education Stanford Graduate School of Education

In this book talk, education sociologist Eve L. Ewing presents her latest book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side. Dr. Ewing will talk about the story of Chicago's 2013 mass public school closures-- the largest wave of such closures in the nation's history. The event will include a reading of excerpts from the books, behind-the-scenes context and the deeper story of the research project, and a discussion of the lessons the book presents about history, segregation, racism, and the future of America's public schools, followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches, which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is also author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side and the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues.

When:
Monday, November 5, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Where:
Center for Education Research at Stanford (CERAS) Learning Hall (Room 101) Map
Admission:

Free and open to the public.

Tags:

Conference / Symposium Education Humanities 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Contact:
650-725-8600, sonyak@stanford.edu