Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters - A History Education Roundtable
- Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, New York NY
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MALCOLM X AND THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MOVEMENT
Johanna Fernández is a native New Yorker. She received a PhD in History from Columbia University and a BA in Literature and American Civilization from Brown University. Professor Fernández teaches 20th Century U.S. History, the history of social movements, the political economy of American cities, and African-American history. She has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA and Trinity College in Hartford, CT and is, most recently, the recipient of a Fulbright Scholars grant to the Middle East and North Africa that took her to Jordan in spring 2011, where she taught graduate courses in American History.
Professor Fernández is currently working on her forthcoming book on the Young Lords Party, the Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party. The manuscript is under contract with Princeton University Press for the Politics and Society in 20th Century America series and is tentatively entitled, When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974.
Jose Alfaro's introduction to organizing began with his support for the Vietnamese people against U.S. imperialism, alongside the struggle to win open admissions at the CUNY University in the late 60's. Since then he has been involved in organizing young people in community struggles, as well as organizing in areas of health care, tenants' rights, education, independence for Puerto Rico and freedom for Puerto Rican political prisoners, anti-police brutality issues and support for solidarity movements in Central America.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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