Dr. Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate. Dr. Kumashiro is the former Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco (2013-2017).
This special presentation is sponsored by the Kresge Foundation and an APLU Collaborative Opportunity Grant that was awarded to UW Tacoma, Georgia State University and University of Maryland, Baltimore county, to address issues of food insecurity on college campuses. Dr. Stevens in coordination with the Center for Equity and Inclusion, established sustainable access to culturally relevant foods in the UW Tacoma Pantry and Pierce county. Dr. Kumashiro will discuss the moral imperative we are all called to address in the context of this unprecedented, intersectional moment of trauma, oppression and state violence - Covid 19 and Black Lives Matter - which has intensified the growing social and economic inequality for many, especially Black, Indigenous and other communities of color. He will share insight about how we can collectively intervene, reckon with and work toward racial justice, and ultimately act for the greater good.