Dismantling Barriers: Positively Impacting Youth Living in Poverty and Homelessness


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Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor, Director of Education Graduate Programs, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown is an Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Education Programs, and the Jessie Ball du Pont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University. She is a passionate teacher-scholar and internationally known expert on poverty and homelessness. She has facilitated workshops for thousands of educators and presented around the globe. She has published in leading journals and received numerous awards for her innovative leadership and ongoing community engagement initiatives. Dr. Shankar-Brown is dedicated to positively impacting education for students from socially marginalized groups and advancing social justice. As a distinguished teacher-scholar and educational leader, her work is focused on transformative pedagogy, diversity and inclusion, arts integration, multimodal literacies, ecojustice, and human rights. She is also a devoted mother, accomplished multi-media artist, and a committed social activist.

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At-risk youth, Homelessness, Poverty, Community engagement initiatives, Transformative pedagogy, Diversity and inclusion, Arts integration, Multimodal literacies, Ecojustice, Human rights

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3-8-2016 8:30 AM

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3-8-2016 9:45 AM

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Mar 8th, 8:30 AM Mar 8th, 9:45 AM

Dismantling Barriers: Positively Impacting Youth Living in Poverty and Homelessness

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