Dr. H. Samy Alim is coming to UM…don’t miss y’all

Dr. H. Samy Alim

That’s right Dr. H. Samy Alim from Stanford is coming to the University of Mississippi for International Education Week…and I have to teach class.  So the next best thing is to convince as many students at the University of Mississippi to go and hear him talk.  I first heard Dr. Alim speak when I went to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Reasearch Association in 2013.  That was a memorable AERA because it was the the conference that I really didn’t want to go to.  I sat in a hallway looking through the phone book of a program and wondering what was I doing when I spotted a session called, Schooling Hip-Hop: New Directions, Questions, and Answers in HHBE and I knew I had to go. Well, Dr. Alim was a discussant for that session, which led to me looking up another session where he was presenting with Dr. Django Paris and my mentor, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings was the discussant.  They shared the theoretical perspective of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy as a logical extension of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, what Dr. Ladson-Billings revealed in her landmark publication The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.  Anyone who has had me in class since has heard me talk about Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and/or Hip Hop Based Education, and if I could go I would.  So I must tell anyone that finds this post that Dr. Alim deals in cutting edge ideas.  I urge anyone without a class to go.

Global Ill-Literacies: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Literacy
WHEN: Monday, November 17, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bondurant Hall Lecture Room (room 204C upstairs)

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