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Anna Deavere Smith to deliver Scott and Fender Lecture

(DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)

On June 18, award-winning artist and educator Anna Deavere Smith will take up the subject of "Reinventing Education" through this year's Bert L. Scott and Elizabeth A. Fender Distinguished Lecture. All are welcome to attend this online event; RSVPs are required.

Anna Deavere Smith
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Known for her brilliance in addressing major social issues across media forms, Smith delivers powerful messages on education and race, the school-to-prison pipeline, civic engagement and the arts, and the urgent need to transform education space at all levels into the "place where change can happen."

She is a professor at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and her honors include the National Humanities Medal, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Polk Career Award in Journalism, and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for achievement in the arts.

Smith's lecture, sponsored by DePaul's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the ​​Center to Advance Education for Adults, will take the form of a moderated conversation. Questions submitted ahead of time by attendees will help shape the discussion.

Reinventing Education
Friday, June 18
6 p.m.

Join us for a discussion on how Smith’s important work speaks to the concerns of educators, professionals, activists, and all who are passi​onate about learning.