Book Signing with David Omotoso Stovall Hosted at Underground Books, Sacramento
The Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center in the UC Davis School of Education partners with Underground Books to bring author and professor David Stovall to Sacramento for a book signing of his latest book Born Out of Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption.
Wednesday April 5, 2017
Underground Books, Sacramento
2814 35th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
David Omotoso Stovall, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Stovall is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies. His research interests include critical race theory, school-community relationships, youth culture and the relationship between housing and K-12 school systems.
Born Out of Struggle Demonstrates how critical race theory can be useful in real-world situations. Rooted in the initial struggle of community members who staged a successful hunger strike to secure a high school in their Chicago neighborhood, David Omotoso Stovall’s Born Out of Struggle focuses on his first-hand participation in the process to help design the school. Offering important lessons about how to remain accountable to communities while designing a curriculum with a social justice agenda, Stovall explores the use of critical race theory to encourage its practitioners to spend less time with abstract theories and engage more with communities that make a concerted effort to change their conditions. Stovall provides concrete examples of how to navigate the constraints of working with centralized bureaucracies in education and apply them to real-world situations.