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Lorena Germán '05 | The Possibilities in U.S. Education

The Possibilities in U.S. Education

Presented by Lorena Germán '05

Wednesday, September 22, 2021  ::  12:00 p.m. 

Emmanuel College Alumni Relations is proud to present the Emmanuel Together – Alumni Spotlight Series. This nine-part series will feature a new topic and alumni profile each month, September 2021-May 2022.

In this virtual lunchtime talk on The Possibilities in U.S. Education, Lorena Germán will discuss the ongoing controversies and challenges in the field of education. She'll talk about what the anti-CRT (critical race theory) movement is about and what implications this has on current and future education in the U.S. Be prepared to reflect on your own educational experiences as well as bring your questions and concerns. Let us build community around the possibilities.

This event is complimentary with a suggested donation of $15 to the Emmanuel College Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund. Pre-registration is required and a zoom link will be sent on 9/21.

About Lorena Germán
Lorena is an immigrant from Dominican Republic and raised in the U.S. She attended public school from first grade through high school. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Communication from Emmanuel College and her Master of Arts in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. She is an advocate for the practice of a culturally-sustaining pedagogical approach in education.

Lorena has been in the field of education, working in various settings, since 2001. Her extensive experience in a myriad of settings ranging from extracurricular youth work to community spaces to the traditional classroom equips her to offer sound advice on strong teaching practices. Lorena has held educational leadership positions at the department level, school-wide level, and in the larger district level, from designing curriculum to strategizing for improvement. She is a two-time nationally awarded educator and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, PBS, Rethinking Schools, EdWeek, Learning for Justice Magazine and more. She published The Anti Racist Teacher: Reading Instruction Workbook, and her next book Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices (Heinemann 2021) is about curriculum and lesson development focused on social justice. She’s a co-founder of #DisruptTexts and Multicultural Classroom. Lorena is also the Pedagogy Chair at EduColor and the Chair of NCTE’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English. She lives in Tampa, Florida where she is a mami and wife—two of her most important roles. To learn more about Lorena’s work and company, please visit: https://www.multiculturalclassroom.com/


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