Speaker Series 2013
Black Language in White Public Space: Language and Literacy Development in Marginalized Communities
with Stanford University scholar and author H. Samy Alim, Ph.D
Thursday, March 14, 2013/7:00 p.m./LeClerc Auditorium
An expert in language, literacy and youth culture, H. Samy Alim Ph.D. discusses the inextricable link between cultural identity and youth language — and its impact for education. His work involves empowering teachers in diverse English speaking communities to transcend communication barriers and more effectively engage their students.
Dr. Alim is an associate professor of education at Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity. Join us after Dr. Alim’s talk for a signing of his acclaimed book, coauthored with Geneva Smitherman, Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. Copies will be available for sale.
Notre Dame’s School of Education sponsors speakers who promote challenging and innovative concepts that advance knowledge and enhance expertise for educators at all levels.
Admission is Free. Registration is requested.