The Dr. Kenneth N. Addison Lecture for Multicultural Education and Social Justice
This is an annual event that the Educational Foundations program spearheads, along with the support of other programs, departments, and units throughout the University to celebrate, and grapple with, the intersections of cultural pluralism, multicultural education, social justice, advocacy and activism. Issues addressed during the Addison lectures seek to determine and understand how historical, philosophical, psychological, sociological and legal issues have shaped the past and informed current and future practices as they relate to educating and empowering students, families and communities.
This event is named after Professor Emeritus Dr. Kenneth Addison, who after 30 years of service to the Northeastern Illinois University community retired from being a core faculty member in the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies and the African and African American Studies program.
Addison developed and taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as African and African American studies, cultural pluralism, the history and philosophy of education, organizational and educational leadership, and psychology. Beyond his service to the University, he has provided psychotherapy, served as a corporate consultant and been involved with community organizing and development, and he has received various recognitions and awards from a range of community, educational and corporate organizations. 
Join us Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Golden Eagles Room for the 5th annual Dr. Kenneth N. Addison Annual Lecture for Multicultural Education and Social Justice and panel discussion. Registration required. A special session for students only will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs.
This year’s distinguished keynote speaker is University of Illinois at Chicago Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies Dr. David Stovall. In the attempt to bring theory to action, Stovall works with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of equity and justice.
Carolina Gaete-Tapia
Co-director, Blocks Together
Angela Sangha-Gadsen
Teacher, Evanston Township High School
BenYahmin Mason
Student, Senn High School
Omar Yamini
Graduate student, University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. James Anderson
Dean of the College of Education, University of lllinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. William Trent
Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Past lecturers:

Tanya Cabrera (2015)
Associate Director, Minority Outreach and Undocumented Student Initiatives
Vice Provost Office of Student Access, Success and Diversity Initiatives
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chair, Illinois DREAM Fund Commission

Dr. James D. Anderson (2013)
Department Chair, Gutgsell Professor Education Policy,
Organization & Leadership Dept,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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