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Black History Month Keynote: Clint Smith

Lectures: Clint Smith is a writer, teacher and doctoral candidate at Harvard University studying education, incarceration and inequality.

Mon
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Feb
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Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement and Black History Month Planning Committee

Co-Sponsored by University Lecture Series, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Community Engagement, Ole Miss Athletics, The Associated Student Body, Department of Student Housing,  School of Education, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, African American Studies, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Black Student Union

 Clint Smith is a writer, teacher and doctoral candidate at Harvard University studying education, incarceration and inequality. Previously, he taught high school English in Prince George’s County, Maryland where, in 2013, he was named the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council. 

His research interests include critical pedagogy, mass incarceration, the intersection of art and activism, how literacy shapes the formation of adolescent identity, and youth civic education. His TED Talk, The Danger of Silence has been viewed more the 2 million times and was named one of the top 20 TED Talks of 2014. Clint is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. He has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Cave Canem and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Educational Review and elsewhere. He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA.

Seating is limited to the first 750 attendees. Beginning February 1st, tickets will be available at the Ole Miss Box Office for UM students, faculty, and staff, and the general public. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at 662-915-1689.

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