04 17
When 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17
Where Fillius Events Barn Lobby, Map #18
Type Open to Off Campus Guests

Event Description

Join us for a lunchtime panel on Imagining Better Futures: Disrupting Exclusionary Injustice in Schools. This is a moderated panel intended to foster a conversation between three experts Hilda Jordan, Sean Drake and Marquis Palmer '18 regarding the current context of exclusionary injustice in American schools. Mahala Stewart, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hamilton College will begin with an introduction and Amaris Martin will moderate this event.

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Hilda Jordan is a 2019 alum of Harvard University where she was awarded the Michael Rockefeller Fellowship, traveling to Panama as a postgraduate for research in a foreign culture. She is an equity strategist, public speaker, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional, working to advance restorative community-led equity in the city of Utica. An alum of Harvard University, she conducts anti-oppressive consultations beginning this work at Harvard and now through her consulting firm HMJ Consulting. Here she conducts DEI trainings, cultural shift programs, leadership and skill development, and community empowerment events within school districts, non-profits, and businesses.

Sean Drake is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Syracuse University. He is also a faculty affiliate in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on institutional mechanisms of segregation and inequality that disproportionately affect students and families of color. His first book is Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb (University of California Press, 2022). His research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, and he is a fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project and the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Drake teaches courses on race and ethnicity, educational inequality, and ethnographic research methods.

Marquis Palmer '18 is an alum of Hamilton College where he graduated with highest honors and was awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship where he traveled to Germany, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique and Greece to support grassroots organizing. Since then, he has worked as a criminal defense investigator, earned a graduate degree in Political Theory from the University of London and Criminology at the University of Oxford. His research has focused on the American criminal justice system and gun violence among young Black men. He currently works as an Outreach Manager with Common Justice, an organization that seeks to advance solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed while fostering racial equity without relying on incarceration.


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Christina Strong

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