Join Theo Ransaw as he moderates a conversation with author Anindya Kundu, Tammy Darling, and Paul C. Gorski for a discussion of how to promote justice in education while keeping student agency, literacy and identity in mind. Part of THE POWER OF STUDENT AGENCY book tour.

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Theo Ransaw, Outreach Specialist in the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education and a Core Faculty Member of African and African American Studies at Michigan State University. His research focuses on identity, namely fatherhood identity, Black male identity and student identity as a reader. Dr. Ransaw is the author of The Art of Being Cool: The Pursuit of Black Masculinity.

Tammy Darling is a doctoral student at Northeastern University. She has been a public high school educator for 24 years. She currently teaches Child Development, Advanced Placement Psychology, and Positive Psychology at Lexington High School in Lexington, MA. Tammy founded The Mighty Project in 2017, a strengths-based positive education project that aims to broaden students’ narrative beyond academic achievement.

Paul C. Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He has more than 20 years of experience helping educators, nonprofit workers, and others strengthen their equity efforts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries.

Anindya Kundu is a sociologist of education and senior fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Center for Urban Research (LMIS). His work has appeared in NPR Education, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and he has given two TED Talks with millions of views.