"The Shame of the Nation:
Savage Inequalities in the U.S. Education System"
Blake's Center for Diversity invites you to spend an evening with author, educator and activist Jonathan Kozol. Declared "today's most eloquent spokesman for America's disenfranchised" by the Chicago Sun Times, Kozol has devoted the last four decades to tackling the issues of education and social justice in America.
Kozol's first book, "Death at an Early Age," describes his first year as a teacher in Boston Public Schools. It received the National Book Award in Science, Philosophy and Religion. Published in 1967, the book is now regarded as a classic among educators and has sold more than two million copies in the United States and Europe. Kozol has since written numerous books including the award-winning "Savage Inequalities" and the 1996 best seller "Amazing Grace, The Lives and the Conscience of a Nation," which received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, an honor previously granted to the works of Langston Hughes and Dr. Martin Luther King.
In his most recent book, "The Shame of the Nation," Kozol delivers a powerful exposé of the conditions he has found while visiting nearly 60 public schools in 30 different districts in 11 states throughout the past five years. Blake is proud to present this thought-provoking speaker to its 16th annual Diversity Symposium.
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
The Blake School
Juliet Nelson Auditorium
511 Kenwood Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55403
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Book signing and sales will be available that evening.