129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
Join us for a conversation about the book Black and Brown Education in America (2023) with author Persis Driver and Maywood educator Madilyn Wiley.
The book Black and Brown Education in America: Integration in Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities is a decade-long ethnographic study of Maywood, Illinois, and the impact of its demographic shift from a historically Black middle-class suburb outside of Chicago to now a community with an increasing Latinx population. It explores the intersection of race, culture, and language and the ensuing Black-Brown identity politics as well as the role of community organization such as interracial faith-based churches and embattled school boards.
This event is cosponsored by Oak Park River Forest Museum and Dominican University: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.