Cynthia B. Dillard
Seattle University’s incoming dean of the College of Education, Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard (whom we remember in her earlier Seattle life), recently the Mary Frances Early Professor in Teacher Education and chair of the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia, marks her arrival at Seattle University with a presentation, “Reigniting Education in the Spirit of Our Work,” drawn in part from her newest book, The Spirit of Our Work: Black Women Teachers (Re)member (Beacon Press). Dr. Dillard (aka Nana Mansa II of Mpesaem, Ghana) is also the author of On Spiritual Strivings and Learning to (Re)member the Things We’ve Learned to Forget.
“With breathtaking prose, Cynthia Dillard has written a love letter to Black women teachers. The Spirit of Our Work beautifully anchors itself in the dynamism, creativity, and magic of Black women and girls. For all who teach and for all who learn, this book offers a brilliant roadmap for creating learning spaces in which we welcome and celebrate the fullness of our shared and expansive humanity.”—Treva B. Lindsey.
This is schedule to be a live/in-person event at the Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium. The event is co-presented by Seattle University College of Education and Elliott Bay Book Company.