8th Annual Social Justice Leadership Summit
Equity with IntentionalityFriday, March 20, 2020 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Clovis Veterans Memorial District 808 4th Street Clovis, CA 93612
This years Social Justice Leadership Summit seeks to bring together those individuals and groups interested in taking social justice advocacy efforts to the next level by focusing on “praxis” or “intentional activism.” In Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Freire described praxis as “reflection and action directed at the structures to be transformed.” Please join us as we work together to consider and plan for the implementation of efforts to ensure systems become more equitable. Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr. is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A native of Kingsville in South Texas and a first-generation college student, Dr. Alemán melds his personal and professional interests with research that has the potential to address the racialized and institutionalized inequities that have historically underserved students and communities of color. In late 2014, he produced and co-wrote Stolen Education, a documentary about the forgotten history of a little-known federal desegregation court case from the 1950s, Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated School District (1957). Dr. Alemán earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration, with a concentration in Educational Policy and Planning, from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT-Austin he also completed a doctoral certification in Mexican American Studies. He has an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, New York.