April 21: BAMS lecture series

Muhammad to speak on topic 'We Can Save Our Boys of Color'

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9:21 a.m., March 25, 2014--University of Delaware doctoral candidate Abdul-Malik Muhammad will speak on the topic “We Can Save Our Boys of Color: Promising Practices from the Field” as part of the Department of Black American Studies Lecture Series from 12:30-1:45 p.m., Monday, April 21, in 001 Mitchell Hall.

As an educator, Muhammad has spent nearly 20 years serving at-risk youth as a teacher, department head, principal, campus president and executive director.

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Always working with the children of oppression in urban areas, he has focused on the development of African boys to men, working inside of a progressive pedagogy for oppressed youth, and building progressive organizations, a department representative said.

Muhammad is actively involved in local and national educational organizations, championing an emphasis on African and Latino youth, the representative added. 

The spring lecture series will conclude with a presentation by Greg Lloyd Morris, chief creative director of the Morris Project, from 12:30-1:45 p.m., Monday, May 12, also in 001 Mitchell Hall.

Morris produces theatre, public service announcements, and short and feature films. He is a graduate of Wilmington University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, and Temple University, where he received a master of fine arts degree.

The Department of Black American Studies lecture series, with the theme “Black Studies” Every Day, Every Night,” is free and open to the public. Most lectures are about 30 minutes and are followed by open discussion. Participants are encouraged to come and enjoy this vibrant and stimulating exchange of ideas.

For more information on the series or any lectures, call the department at 302-831-2897.

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