Dr. Bettina L. Love is the William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and author of the New York Times bestseller Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal.
In 2022, the Kennedy Center named Dr. Love one of the Next 50 Leaders making the world more inspired, inclusive, and compassionate. A co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), whose mission is to develop and support teachers and parents fighting injustice within their schools and communities, she has overseen over $250,000 in grants to abolitionists around the country. She is also a founding member of the Task Force that launched the program In Her Hands, one of the largest guaranteed income pilot programs in the U.S., which has distributed more than $15 million to Black women living in Georgia.
Dr. Love brings to our summit a range of topics that stem from her own story growing up in the late twentieth century. She talks about abolitionist teaching, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, educational reparations, and art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, among others. She is also the author of the bestseller We Want To Do More Than Survive. Be prepared for a powerful opening to a powerful women’s event!
The book trailer to the highly anticipated follow up to #WeWantToDoMoreThanSurvive by Dr. Bettina Love, PunishedforDreaming makes real the stories of educational harm from everyday people who have endured the unimaginable.
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