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Co-founder of Social Justice Project to speak March 8-9 at UW-Eau Claire

March 6, 2012
 Dr. Augustine Romero
Dr. Augustine Romero
EAU CLAIRE — Values of ethnic studies and social justice curricula, and a presentation on the movie "Precious Knowledge," will be included in a lecture March 8-9 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Dr. Augustine Romero, director of Tucson Unified School District's department of student equity, will speak from 4-5:15 p.m. March 8 in Room 100 of Hibbard Humanities Hall and from 10-11:30 a.m. March 9 in Davies Theatre. The presentations are part of the spring Interdisciplinary Conversations Guest Speaker Series.

The movie, "Precious Knowledge," shows how teachers and underserved high school seniors transform themselves into academically successful community leaders and activists, as well as defenders of ethnic studies, academic equity and social justice.

Romero is the co-founder of the Social Justice Project, which is a collaboration between the Tucson Unified School District and the University of Arizona's department of Mexican American studies and research center. Romero also has served on advisory boards for numerous organizations.

The Interdisciplinary Conversations Guest Speaker Series is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Affirmative Action office, College of Education and Human Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, American Indian studies program, and the departments of education studies and kinesiology.

Romero's presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information on the Interdisciplinary Conversations Guest Speaker Series, contact Incho Lee at 715-836-3100 or leei@uwec.edu. Upcoming lectures in the series are included in the online schedule.

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