Harvard University’s García-Peña Speaks at Northern Essex for International Women’s Day

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Afro-Latino studies scholar, Dr. Lorgia García-Peña, is speaking in celebration of International Women’s Day Thursday, March 5, at Northern Essex Community College’s Lawrence campus as part of the White Fund Lecture series.

Harvard University’s García-Peña discusses ways to teach more inclusively during a talk titled, “From Theory to Practice: Teaching for a More Just World.”

The lecture takes place in The Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center, 414 Common St., Lawrence, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Reflecting on her career as an ethnic studies scholar, García-Peña suggests ideas and methods for conducting research, teaching and learning in ways that promote inclusion.

Her first book, “The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions,” won the 2017 National Women’s Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, the 2016 LASA Latino/a Studies Book Award and the 2016 Isis Duarte Book Prize in Haiti and Dominican Studies.

For more information, contact Analuz Garcia at [email protected].

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