Continuing the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Discussion: Gender and Equity

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The University of Kentucky College of Education invites you to join us for a discussion on gender and equity in education.

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Continuing the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Discussion: Gender and Equity

Hear from speakers focused on gender and equity in education at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the auditorium of the Taylor Education Building (located on the University of Kentucky campus). The event is sponsored by the UK College of Education Inclusiveness Committee. Please register to attend by clicking the green "registration" button. Pizza will be provided. If you would like a dairy-free, gluten-free, or vegetarian pizza option, please email lori.hunley@uky.edu and indicate your preference.

Featured Speakers:

Collaborating as an Outsider-Insider: Developing Culturally-Grounded Curriculum with Marginalized Students and Communities

Kayla Johnson, Ph.D., is a visiting assistant professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She performs interdisciplinary, collaborative, and international P-20 work, with a primary focus in higher education. In her research, Johnson uses visual participatory and student voice-centered methods to explore equitable and learning-centered practices in study abroad and service-learning, as well as processes for collaborating with Indigenous and other marginalized communities to make their education more socially just. She is also co-founder of Centro Educativo Pallata Ayllu, a non-profit, culturally-grounded education center that serves Quechua-speaking Indigenous children and adults in the Peruvian Andes. Prior to her current role, Johnson was a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Originally from Appalachia, she is also a proud graduate of UK’s Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation department, where she earned her master’s in 2014.

Youth Violence, Sexual Trauma, and Schools: Responsibly Framing and Focusing the Conversation

Melinda Lemke, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. An interdisciplinary, qualitative educational policy researcher, her body of work focuses on the politics of education, normative culture, and how educational organizations address the needs of underserved youth. Lemke has researched curriculum policy reform and implementation; gender violence and prevention; immigration and trafficking policy; refugee student trauma and resettlement; and practitioner self-care. Prior to her position at UB, she held a post-doctoral research position at Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. Her research and teaching also is shaped by a previous career in U.S. urban public education.

Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Change: Thoughts on Equity in Indian Country

Hollie J. Mackey, Ph.D., is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne nation and associate professor at North Dakota State University. Her scholarship empirically examines structural inequity of Indigenous and other marginalized populations in educational leadership and public policy. As an experienced policy consultant, public speaker, program evaluator, and community educator, she seeks to bridge theory and practice as a means of addressing complex social issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. She serves as the director of the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education and associate co-director of the Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Network. Mackey recently designed and currently serves as founding director of the RAVEN Project (Reconciling Accountability and Visibility for Engaged Native Communities), a multi-state collaborative policy and prevention initiative addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.

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