Professor Charles R. Lawrence III to Deliver Shiro Amioka Lecture on April 23

Thursday, April 23, 2009 (All day)

Info: Apr 23 • Thu • 6:00pm • Yukiyoshi Room, Krauss Hall 012 • Free • Call 956-8246 for more information.

The 2009 Amioka Lecture is titled, `What`s Happening to Us?` How the Conversation About the Racial Achievement Gap Re-inscribes Segregation`s Injury, and How We Can Help Our Young People Fight Back.

Charles Lawrence is a Professor of Law and University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Centennial Professor in the William S. Richardson School of Law. He is best known for his prolific work in antidiscrimination law, equal protection, and critical race theory. He is the author of numerous articles including "Who is the Child Left Behind?: The Racial Meaning of the New School Reform" (Suffolk Law Review, 2006) and the co-author of We Won`t Go Back: Making the Case for Affirmative Action (with Professor Mari Matsuda).

The annual Shiro Amioka Lecture features prominent leaders in the field of education and school reform. The late Shiro Amioka, UHM professor of education, also served as chancellor of the UH Community Colleges, superintendent of the State Department of Education, and associate dean of UHM Summer Session. The guest lecturer is selected by the faculty of the Department of Educational Foundations, where Dr. Amioka taught philosophy of education.

Co-sponsored by Outreach College, the College of Education, and the Department of Educational Foundations, with support from the Shiro Amioka Lecture Endowment Fund at the University of Hawai`i Foundation.