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Art and Design Education Lecture Series 2022-2023 with Denisha Jones

September 19 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Online

RSVP to jjoshua@pratt.edu for the Zoom Link

Denisha Jones

Curriculum and Pedagogy as Tools for Affirming Race, Culture, and Identity in the Classroom

Dr. Denisha Jones is the Director of the Art of Teaching Program at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a former kindergarten teacher and preschool director who spent the past 17 years in teacher education. Denisha is an education justice advocate and activist. She serves as the Co-Director for Defending the Early Years, Inc, the Assistant Executive Director for The Badass Teachers Association, and an administrator for United Opt Out National. Since 2017, Denisha has served on the steering committee for the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. In 2020, she joined the organizing committee for Unite to Save Our Schools. Her first co-edited book, Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice, was published in December 2020 by Haymarket Books.