Stepping into the Future
Presented by Dr. Alan Colon, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond. Co-hosted by Black Student Union.
Stepping into the Future
Dr. Alan Colón - of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Dr. Alan Colón is a retired National Endowment for the Humanities Eminent Professor of Education and African World Studies, an active anti-racist educator and organizer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an organizer with Justice and Beyond, a New Orleans political coalition, and a jazz radio broadcaster. Dr. Colón is a veteran of forty two years of service in higher education as teacher, researcher, author, administrator, mentor and organizer in and beyond schools. For five decades he has been devoted to building Black (Africana) studies and was supervised in his dissertation research and writing by the renowned social scientist, Dr. St. Clair Drake. In 1998, Dr. Colón moved to New Orleans for his appointment to the endowed chair at Dillard University. Since his retirement in 2012, Dr. Colón has had two essays published. He is currently preparing a manuscript for a book in organizing against racism. He is active in local coalition building for community justice and hosts Jazz From the French Market on WWOZ radio in New Orleans. His preoccupation, however, is with conducting undoing racism training and community organizing workshops throughout the United States with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a collective of anti-racist educators and organizers headquartered in New Orleans.
Co-hosted by the Black Student Union. Refreshments served.
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