Penn’s Antiracist Education & Action Event
You are cordially invited to this most timely and informative virtual presentation featuring Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, PhD Graduate School of Education focused on children’s and adolescent texts, the teaching of African American literature, history, and culture in K-12 classrooms, and the roles that race, class, and gender play in classroom discourse and interaction.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas studies how people of color are portrayed, or not portrayed, in children’s and young adult literature, and how those portrayals shape our culture. She regularly reviews children’s books featuring diverse heroes and heroines, teens and tweens caught between cultures, and kids from the margins for the Los Angeles Times.
She has a particular interest in young adult fantasy literature and fan culture. A former English and language arts teacher, Thomas also explores how teachers handle traumatic historical events, such as slavery, when teaching literature.
Host: Penn Alumni
Date: Friday, October 23
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT