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Lasana Kazembe’s blues poetry opera focuses on Richard Wright’s journey

This story was originally published in NUVO on Feb. 9, 2021 In 1927, a young man by the name of Richard Wright — who would later become one of the most prominent African American authors of the 20th century —  arrived in the Gap area of Chicago. It was during the Great Migration when over […]

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Faculty and Staff IU Community School of Education

Helping Black arts and cultural organizations thrive during pandemic

Originally published Nov. 19 in Inside IUPUI Black arts and cultural organizations have long been pillars of their local communities, offering a variety of artistic opportunities to families as well as important community support. So when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and social distancing orders were announced, these organizations – and the families who rely on […]

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From the Desk: School of Education Interim Dean Shares Racial and Social Justice Efforts

BY TAMBRA O. JACKSON We have two state-funded projects with the Indiana Department of Education that demonstrate the impact of our expertise in urban education within and beyond the metro Indianapolis area. The first project is focused on professional learning for cultural competency with teachers and school leaders, for which a team of faculty led by professor […]

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Jumping At the Sun: Envisioning Community and the Freedom Dreams of Black Youth

This post continues our series of guest posts from IAHI Summer Academy Fellows in which they describe their current research projects. Today, professors from the School of Education and School of Liberal Arts (Dr. Cleveland Hayes, Dr. Lasana Kazembe, Dr. Les Etienne, Dr. Kara Taylor, and Dr. Joseph Tucker-Edmonds) and Ms. Keesha Dixon (Executive Director, […]

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Students create K-12 tutoring group to help e-learning students

Hannah Yi wasn’t going to sit back. Disappointed and frustrated with the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shuttering schools, including her own, the IUPUI senior sprang into action. The history major’s original spring break staycation swiftly turned into the birth of Knowledge Share, a K-12 tutoring service provided by eight IUPUI students to help fill a void […]

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It’s a 2020 Civic Engagement Launch Party

Come to the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) as they kick off their Year of Civic Engagement with a launch party on Tuesday, January 28, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the KVML, 543 Indiana Avenue. They’re thrilled to host Lasana Kazembe, an assistant professor of Urban Teacher Education and Africana Studies at IUPUI. He’ll talk about building […]

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School of Education receives grant to train 300 Indiana schools in cultural competency

A national education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, passed in 2015 to ensure that states provide all children with equal access to a high-quality public education. States must hold schools accountable for student outcomes and identify schools to receive improvement services if their students, including historically underserved groups, struggle to succeed. […]