Uncovering and Bridging Differences Across Race & Class in K-12 Ed for Albion, Marshall & Beyond
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Workshop Location: Naomi Lane Room at the Albion District Library (501 S. Superior St, Albion, MI 49224)
Meet the author of Those Kids, Our Schools: Race and Reform in an American High School, Shayla R. Griffin, Ph.D. on Saturday, June 9th at the Albion District Library. This free event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all are welcome. Dr. Griffin will facilitate a workshop that will allow participants to walk away with a greater context of education across Michigan. She will review the findings of her book, sign copies of her book, and answer questions. There will also be a self-reflection that leads participants to recall their experiences with race and class during their education, and for parents to consider their children’s’ experiences.
Copies are Those Kids, Our Schools are available at the Albion and Marshall District Libraries. Dr. Griffin will also have copies of her book available for purchase.
Questions? Please contact Linda@amrcp.org or call 517-960-2029.
Shayla R. Griffin, received her Ph.D. and M.S.W. from the joint program in Social Work and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and her B.A. from Spelman College—Atlanta, GA. Shayla’s work focuses on equity, inclusion, and social justice in K-12 schools.
Shayla has extensive experience in dialogue facilitation, diversity training, and social justice education. She has worked with high school students, college students, and hundreds of K-12 teachers around issues of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in more than 15 school districts.
Shayla has taught courses on race, social justice, and diversity at the University of Michigan for the Program on Intergroup Relations, the School of Social Work, and the Department of Anthropology. She has been the recipient of a number of research grants including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Andrew W. Woodrow Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Humanities.
From 2012-2014 Shayla was a post-doctoral fellow with the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context. Currently she is the Equity, Diversity, and School Culture Consultant for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District where she is tasked with providing professional development to educators across the county in order to help them improve their practice in the areas of teaching and learning, relationships and climate, images and celebrations, behavior and discipline, and policies and Procedures.
Shayla is the author of Those Kids, Our Schools: Race and Reform in an American High School (Harvard Education Press, 2015) and co-author of the forthcoming book Race Dialogues: Everything You Need to Know to Tackle the Elephant in the Classroom (Teachers College Press). Shayla resides in Detroit, MI with her spouse and two children.