In this week’s Just Talk, we share a dialogue between John Rogers and students from Alhambra High School. Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida and the national walkout on March 14th, students from Jose Sanchez’ U.S. Government class began researching issues surrounding gun violence in schools. The students decided to collectively state their concerns about gun violence, and suggestions for making schools safer, in the form of a public resolution.
UCLA Center X joined with the Politics and Pedagogy Collaborative to host the Eastside Collective Stories conference at Roosevelt High School, featuring keynote speaker Shawn Ginwright, high school student-led workshops, and a ceremony honoring the 1968 LA Student Activists.
In this week’s Just Talk, John Rogers sits down with Sandra Graham, a professor of education at UCLA where she holds the University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity. Dr. Graham studies academic motivation and social development in children of color, particularly in school contexts that vary in racial and ethnic diversity.