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Pedro & Joaquín Noguera at City Hall- Video

We were honored to welcome Dr. Pedro Noguera and Joaquín Noguera to Philadelphia City Hall on March 29th, 2016, as part of reForm’s public program of free events addressing the national disinvestment of public education from urban neighborhoods of color. This father/son duo brought nationally respected expertise, hands-on experience, and an intergenerational perspective to our ongoing conversation about public education and school closures in Philadelphia. Full video of the event is available below:

Pedro Noguera is one of the country’s most important voices on education reform, diversity, and the achievement gap. An award-winning educator, author and activist, he is a Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and Co-director of the Institute for The Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings.

Joaquín Noguera is a researcher, consultant, social worker, activist, former teacher, and current PhD candidate at the UCLA Graduate School of Education. His research explores the role of holistic education in creating resistance, healing, transformation, and equity for historically oppressed communities.

This event was generously funded by the Surdna Foundation as part of public programming for reForm. Major support for reForm has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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