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GSSW - Skiba


GSSW Lecture - Russell Skiba


Russell Skiba, PhD

Let’s Not Wait: Research-Driven Approaches to

Reducing Racial Disparities in School


In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day and a new partnership between Denver Public Schools and the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, please join us for an inspiring lecture by Dr. Russell Skiba.  Dr. Skiba’s talk will focus on strategies that make our schools safer and more equitable for all students. A reception featuring light food and refreshments will take place before the lecture. This event is co-sponsored by Denver Public Schools, the Graduate School of Social Work, and Padres y Jovenes Unidos.

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register online by January 17, 2014. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged!

  Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reception:  4-5pm

Lecture:  5-6pm

Place:  Boettcher Foundation Community Room, Craig Hall, 2148 South High Street, Denver, CO 80208

Parking:  Visitor parking is available at metered lots around campus, including the first floor of the Evans Parking Garage adjacent to Craig Hall. Please click here for a map

About the speaker:

Russell J. Skiba, Ph.D. is Professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University. He has worked with schools across the country, directed numerous federal and state research grants, and published extensively in the areas of school violence, school discipline, classroom management, and equity in education. He was a member and the lead author of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Zero Tolerance.  Dr. Skiba is currently Director of the Equity Project, a consortium of research projects offering evidence-based information to educators and policymakers on equity in special education and school discipline. His work has been cited in numerous national media sources, including the New York Times, USA Today, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Nightline, and he has testified before the United States Civil Rights Commission and both Houses of Congress on issues of school discipline and school violence. He was awarded the Push for Excellence Award by the Rainbow Coalition/Operation PUSH for his work on African American disproportionality in school suspension

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Richard Bishop, Program Coordinator, at 303-871-3615 or Richard.Bishop@du.edu.