Virginia Union University Hosts The Realities of Disproportionate School Discipline and Urban Children

August 03, 2016

WHAT: Major reports have been released concerning school discipline inequities throughout the U.S. Virginia Union University‚Äôs Center for the Study of the Urban Child will host the Urban Child Education Institute and four nationally recognized experts for a serious discussion of the facts, the significant implications for the development of urban children, and suggested policies to address student behavior in a more equitable manner.         

WHEN:          September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Wall Auditorium, Ellison Hall

                     Virginia Union University

                     1500 North Lombardy Street

                     Richmond, VA 23220

DETAILS:      Panelists include:  Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, Associate Professor of Education at Illinois State University and author of  Teaching Black Girls: Resilience in Urban Classrooms; Dr. Rashard J. Wright, Chief Schools Officer for Virginia Beach City Public Schools and teacher leader and mentor for principals and assistant principals throughout Virginia; Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for University of St. Thomas with early 20 years of professional educational experience holding teaching, administrative, and consulting positions; and Dr. James L. Moore, III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at The Ohio State University, internationally recognized for his work on African American males.  Register at www.vuu.edu.  $45 registration fee by 8/26/16; $65 after 8/26/16

CONTACT:    Dr. Lisa Moon, Director

                     Center for the Study of the Urban Child

                     Virginia Union University

                     (804) 257-5758 or ltmoon@vuu.edu