conferences | May 24, 2012

Diversity in Higher Education: Four Lavin Speakers at NCORE 2012

If you are interested in intelligent discussions of race and ethnicity in American higher education, then the annual NCORE conference is the place to be. Next week, at NCORE 2012, in New York City, we’ll have four Lavin keynote speakers on hand to discuss various aspects of their leading edge work. Topics include: a new history of multiculturalism, the next steps in civil rights, the ongoing debate surrounding the politics of race, and a closing keynote on the intersection of race and public education.

Here’s a list of the Lavin speakers at NCORE, which stands for the National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education:

Randall Kennedy, the Harvard professor and bestselling author behind Nigger, Sell-Out, and The Persistence of the Color Line, will be on hand at a special "Meet the Author" function.

In one of the few keynotes at NCORE, social historian Jeff Chang will give a talk titled, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America." That also happens to be the title of his forthcoming book, his first major release since his American Book Award-winning Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.

Kenji Yoshino, who Barbara Ehrenrich calls "the face and the voice of the new civil rights," will participate in a special conversation about his book Covering, and new developments in civil rights.

Finally, public education speaker Pedro Noguera will deliver the closing keynote of the conference, called "Education for a Just and Equitable Society."

Check this schedule for proper times and dates for each event. The Lavin Agency will also be on hand, so come by and say "Hi" to Elizabeth, Carlos, Holly, and everyone else.

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