Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week 2019 Keynote Speaker: David Stoval
- Dates: January 21, 2019
- Times: Starts at 1:30 PM
Grand Valley State University Fieldhouse
1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401
- Phone: (616) 331-2177
- Category: Lecture/Education
- Price Per Person: Free
David Stovall, professor of African American studies and criminology, law and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the keynote speaker for Grand Valley's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.
Stovall will speak in the Fieldhouse Arena at 1:30 p.m. on January 21, following a silent march on campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Stovall studies the influence of race in urban education, community development, and housing. His work investigates the significance of race in the quality of schools located in communities that are changing both racially and economically. He is the author of Born out of Struggle!: Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption, and a co-author of two other books, numerous articles and book chapters.
Stovall works with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of equity and justice. His work led him to become a member of the design team for the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School of Social Justice High School, which opened in 2005. He is also involved with the Peoples Education Movement, a collection of teachers, community members, students and professors in Chicago, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area who engage in collaborative community projects centered in creating relevant curriculum.