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UW-Madison’s Diamond is a keynote speaker at International Colloquium on Black Males in Education

November 04, 2019

UW-Madison’s John Diamond has been announced as a keynote speaker at the upcoming annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME), which runs Nov. 6-8 in Milwaukee.

Diamond is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. A sociologist of race and education, he studies the relationship between social inequality and education opportunity through examining how educational leadership, policies, and practices shape students’ educational opportunities and outcomes. 

John Diamond
Diamond
A community-engaged scholar, Diamond is the faculty lead for the Forward Madison Initiative (a partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the School of Education), a national planning team member for the Urban research Action Network, a senior research specialist with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, and a steering committee member for the Madison Education Partnership. 

His recent research includes a Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant focused on race and school district leadership and the Mobilizing Youth Voices for Racial Justice Project, which examines the development of youth leadership to combat racial injustice.

The ICBME is supported by the School of Education’s Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and Ohio State University’s Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male.


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