Oct. 4: Book Talk on community organizing
Join UCLA IDEA Tuesday, Oct. 4 for a discussion with authors of A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform.
Harvard Graduate School of Education professors Mark R. Warren and Karen L. Mapp, and doctoral student Soojin Oh will be on-hand to discuss the book and their work in the national research study.
A Match on Dry Grass suggests that community organizing is a promising approach to school reform as part of a broader agenda to build power for low-income communities and address the profound social inequalities that affect the education of children. Based on a comprehensive national study, the book presents rich and compelling case studies of prominent organizing efforts in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, San Jose, and the Mississippi Delta.
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 4
TIME: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: UCLA Moore Hall Reading Room, 3340 Moore
MORE: For more information on the national study, visit www.matchondrygrass.org and to purchase the book, visit Oxford University Press page.