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Dr. Bettina Love
Dreaming and Doing: Transforming Education
Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.

Education for All

The theme of this year's MLK Celebrations - Dreaming and Doing: Transforming Education - is an invitation to think intensively and critically about questions of social justice and education. We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Bettina Love, who will give the Convocation Address on Tuesday February 6 at the Quick Center.

Dr. Love's address - Punished For Dreaming: The Case for Abolitionist Teacher & Educational Reparations - will tell a story of generational educational harm and offer a road map for transforming education for all children.

Dr. Bettina Love

Bettina L. Love, PhD is the William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and author of the New York Times bestseller Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal. In 2022, the Kennedy Center named Dr. Love one of the Next 50 Leaders making the world more inspired, inclusive, and compassionate. A co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), whose mission is to develop and support teachers and parents fighting injustice within their schools and communities, she has overseen over $250,000 in grants to abolitionists around the country. She is also a founding member of the Task Force that launched the program In Her Hands, one of the largest guaranteed income pilot programs in the U.S., which has distributed more than $15 million to Black women living in Georgia.
 

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