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February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Communiversity Forum Podcast w/Guest, Dr. David Stovall
Engineered Conflict: School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life – the “B-SIDE”

The Communiversity Forum Podcast, produced and hosted by Dr. Richard Benson, PhD and Dr. Khalilah Ali, PhD — is a platform that generates honest dialogue while proving a platform for: artists, activists, scholars, organizers and community voices. The Communiversity Forum interrogates historical, political and social issues while creating a nexus of information, counter-cultural curricula and alternative education for diverse audiences. In short, The Communiversity Forum Podcast aims to ‘make it plain’. 

This presentation will be the official launch of The Communiversity Forum (TCF) podcast. TCF will be highlighting a guest largely considered an expert of Critical Race Theory in Education, and Black Studies, Dr. David Stovall of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stovall is no stranger to The People’s Forum and this live audience segment is the complimentary “B-Side” to his talk “Engineered Conflict:  School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life” lecture he delivered at the People’s Forum in June of 2019. This podcast segment will provide a much deeper dive into Dr. Stovall’s work to further discuss and examine: the national public schooling crisis, the corporate charter school movement, structural violence, law enforcement and evaluate the state of the nation’s marginalized populations in an ever changing America.

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  • Richard D. Benson II
    Dr. Richard D. Benson II is a historian specializing in education, the Black Freedom Movement and transnational social movements. He completed a PhD in Educational Policy Studies specializing in the history of education at the University of Illinois. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Education Department at Spelman … Read More ›
  • David Stovall
    David Stovall, Ph.D. is Professor of African-American Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates three areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) the relationship between housing and education, and 3) the intersection of race, place and school. In the attempt … Read More ›
  • Khalilah Ali
    Khalilah Ali received her doctorate in Educational Studies with a focus on Literacy, Pedagogy, and Culture from Emory University, Masters in Middle and Secondary English Instruction and Bachelors in Literature and African American Studies from Georgia State University. She is also a member in the educational advocacy collective TITUS (Teaching … Read More ›


February 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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