Bettina Love, award-winning author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia, will speak at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.
Love’s work focuses on how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in social justice for the goal of equitable classrooms.
The talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what Love calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving.
Love has been interviewed in various media outlets, most recently on Georgia Public Radio: Through Abolitionist Teaching, American Educators Can Help Kids ‘Do More Than Survive’.
The talk is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Department of Education, The Humanities Institute at Wake Forest, and The National Endowment for the Humanities.