FRESH AYERS: David Omotoso Stovall - "Born Out of Struggle" with Bill Ayers

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

David Omotoso Stovall discusses Born Out of Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption. He will be joined in conversation by Bill Ayers.

At the Co-op


About the book: Rooted in the initial struggle of community members who staged a successful hunger strike to secure a high school in their Chicago neighborhood, David Omotoso Stovall’s Born Out of Struggle focuses on his first-hand participation in the process to help design the school. Offering important lessons about how to remain accountable to communities while designing a curriculum with a social justice agenda, Stovall explores the use of critical race theory to encourage its practitioners to spend less time with abstract theories and engage more with communities that make a concerted effort to change their conditions. Stovall provides concrete examples of how to navigate the constraints of working with centralized bureaucracies in education and apply them to real-world situations.

About the author: David Omotoso Stovall is Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is coeditor (with William Ayers and Therese Quinn) of Handbook of Social Justice in Education.

About Bill Ayers: Bill Ayers is a social justice activist, teacher, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of two memoirs, Fugitive Days and Public Enemy.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637