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SXU: Jose Luis Vilson Guest Speaker
October 18, 2019
SXU Welcomes Writer and Activist José Luis Vilson to Campus as Guest Speaker
Vilson will speak on narratives of race, class, and the future of education.
Saint Xavier University will host José Luis Vilson, writer, speaker, activist, and math educator, as a guest speaker Friday, October 18. The event, “The Critical Importance of Building ‘Sense of Belonging’ for Students In Mathematics and Beyond” will center on concepts from Vilson’s first solo project, “This is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education.” Vilson’s project is comprised of a collection of essays “provoking discussion on issues of race, gentrification, and the teaching profession from the eyes of a Black-Latino educator with a mix of research and first-hand experience.”
Vilson has spoken about education, math, and race for numerous organizations and publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and more. As a Math for America Master Teacher and the executive director of EduColor, a coalition of teachers, parents, and concerned citizens, Vilson is dedicated to race and social justice issues in education. Named one of GOOD Inc.’s GOOD100 in 2013, Vilson is a leader committed to changing the world and the uplift of people of color in education.
Vilson’s discourse on the important issues facing students and educators will serve to prepare students for engagement, dialogue, and leadership.
For more information on Vilson’s visit to SXU, please contact Suzi Reyes, Director of the EXPLORE STEM program, at 773-298-3232 or email@example.com.
This event is open to the public and the press.