Date: Feb. 25, 2010
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd Floor, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave
Theresa Perry, professor of Africana Studies at Simmons College, will present this year’s Tommy G. Thompson lecture, “Toward a New Conversation about the School Achievement of African American Students.” Perry will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the third-floor ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“Theresa Perry qualifies as one of the foremost experts on educating African American youth,” said College of Education Dean William Henk. “Anyone who attends her public lecture will benefit immensely from interacting with her during the visit, and will be significantly enlightened, deeply moved, and called to action.”
Perry received her master’s degree in theology from Marquette and her doctorate in education from Harvard University. She is the author of four books, including Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students and Teaching Malcolm X: Popular Culture and Literacy.
The Tommy G. Thompson lecture series is jointly sponsored by Marquette’s College of Education and the Tommy G. Thompson Center at Marquette, which houses four decades of the former Wisconsin governor’s papers, including extensive documentation of Thompson’s role in the educational reform movement.
Media interested in attending the 2010 lecture should contact Tim Cigelske in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4864.
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