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 to bring theory to action, he works with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of equity and justice. His work led him to become a member of the design team for the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice (SOJO), which opened in the Fall of 2005. Furthering his work with communities, students, and teachers, his work manifests itself in his involvement with the Peoples Education Movement, a collection of classroom teachers, community members, students and university professors in Chicago, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area who engage in collaborative community projects centered in creating relevant curriculum. In addition to his duties and responsibilities as a professor at UIC, he also served as a volunteer social studies teacher at the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice from 2005-2018.

Past Classes with David Stovall

February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

The Communiversity Forum Podcast w/Guest, Dr. David Stovall

This presentation will be the official launch of The Communiversity Forum (TCF) podcast with Dr. David Stovall of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


A lecture by Dr. David Stovall. This lecture seeks to help us understand the current connection between school closings, destruction of public housing and law enforcement strategies as a form of intentional state-sanctioned violence.
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