Race relations experts explore desegregation in modern education
DATE: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004
EVENT: Gary Orfield, co-director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and Spelman College President Beverly Tatum, author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race" discuss "School Desegregation in the 21st Century: Fulfilling the Promise of Brown."
Tatum's book tackles a theme frequently debated by students during U-M's semester-long
series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education
Supreme Court ruling.
Orfield, a professor of education and social policy and founding co-director of The Civil Rights Project at Harvard, has spent his career focused on school desegregation and the implementation of civil rights laws throughout his career. His most recent books include, "Racial Inequity in Special Education" and "Raising Standards? Raising Barriers? Inequity and High-Stakes Testing in Public Education."
PLACE: Rackham Auditorium , 915 East Washington St. Central campus map: http://www.umich.edu/news/ccamp.html
WEB LINKS: For more information on Brown-related events, visit: http://www.umich.edu/brown50
Contact: Joe Serwach