Scholar-activist and professor at UIC, David Stovall has a newly released book, Born Out of Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption. Join Stovall and the Social Justice Initiative for a lively book talk and community Q&A.
Rooted in the initial struggle of community members who staged a successful hunger strike to secure a high school in their Chicago neighborhood, David Stovall’s Born Out of Struggle focuses on his first-hand participation in the process to help design the school. Offering important lessons about how to remain accountable to communities while designing a curriculum with a social justice agenda, Stovall explores the use of critical race theory to encourage its practitioners to spend less time with abstract theories and engage more with communities that make a concerted effort to change their conditions. Stovall provides concrete examples of how to navigate the constraints of working with centralized bureaucracies in education and apply them to real-world situations.”