Urban educator and science advocate Christopher Emdin is guest lecturer for the 2020 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series

Feb 05, 2020 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis welcomes urban educator and science advocate Christopher Emdin, Ph.D. as guest lecturer for the 2020 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series.

In his keynote speech “2020 Vision: The Process of Self-actualization,” Emdin will focus on issues surrounding educating a diverse student body in higher education. The lecture takes place 11:10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the College Community Center Theatre, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Rd, Baltimore, Md.

Emdin is an associate professor in the department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University (NY), where he also serves as director of the Science Education program and associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is also an alumni fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University and served as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy.

The creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, Emdin also serves as a public speaker on topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity and youth empowerment. He is the author of the award-winning book, “Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation” and the New York Times bestseller “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Ya’ll Too.”

Emdin’s keynote speech will explore dimensions of teaching and learning in relation to social consciousness, and how it affects delivery of content and the process of self-actualization. He will focus on how students and teachers grow and move toward being their best selves, and how teaching and leadership should be inextricably linked if schools are to meet the needs of young people.

CCBC’s President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. For tickets, contact the CCBC Box Office at 443.840.2787.


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