Black History Month speaker scheduled for Feb. 28 at Ripon College

Led by members of the Black Student Union, Ripon College is celebrating Black History Month.

Keynote speaker Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu will make a presentation from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Heritage Room, Pickard Commons. He will speak on the theme for the month, “When Silence Becomes Betrayal,” and touch on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Kunjufu is the author of more than 25 books including national bestsellers Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, State of Emergency: We Must Save African American Males, Solutions for Black America, Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education, Raising Black Boys, Black Students: Middle Class Teachers, An African-Centered Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory, Understanding Black Male Learning Styles and Changing School Culture for Black Males.

His latest books are Educating Black Girls, Raising Black Girls and Reading and Writing for Urban Survival.

His work has been featured in Ebony and Essence magazines, and he has been a guest on BET, MSNBC and Oprah. His work is used in online courses nationwide. He also is a frequent guest speaker and a consultant to many urban school districts.


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