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The Trayvon Effect Conference

Crystal Belle & Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME)

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PST)

New York, NY

The Trayvon Effect Conference

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The goal of The Trayvon Effect conference, set to launch on February 28th, 2014 at Teachers, College, Columbia University, is to encourage dialogue and action around racial profiling, Black masculinity and the impact of social constructs on race, education and the law. Some key questions to be explored throughout the conference include: What does it mean to be a Black man in America during the Obama years? How does the media help perpetuate racism, classism and sexism? How can educators devise social justice aligned curriculum that speaks to inequities in urban schools and communities? The first conference of its kind, The Trayvon Effect will provide a space for educators, community activists, scholars and most importantly, students. The first day is dedicated to panel discussions around the conference themes which include community organizing and racial profiling as it relates to Black masculinity. The second day is devoted to student work in the form of poetry, art work, songs, essays and speeches.

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Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PST)


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Crystal Belle & Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME)

CRYSTAL BELLE is an educator, poet, research fellow at the Institute of Urban and Minority Education (IUME) and Ph.D. candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. Belle is the author of Woman on Fire, a collection of poetry, which explores issues of body image, self-love, urban education, feminism and Africa/Diaspora relations. Her dissertation topic explores the impact of Black masculinity on teaching and learning.
 
Since 1973, IUME at Teachers College, Columbia University has used advocacy, demonstration, and research to improve the quality of life through education in historically marginalized communities.
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