The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute is proud to present (New) Blueprints for Counter Education. Featuring new work by Artur Silva, Lasana Kazembe, Jason M. Kelly, and Kara Taylor, the exhibition uses virtual reality, poster art, film, and music to consider our current moment—and the ways that the visual arts, philosophy, poetry, performance, and history equip us to both understand and respond to the challenges that we face.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]