On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education
Join Humanities Washington for our next Think & Drink event. This event will bring community members together in a comfortable, restaurant setting for an open discussion on the difficult subjects of race, class and education. We will ask: How does race and socioeconomic status affect educational access and achievement? What are the challenges of teaching a changing student population? And how do these issues play out in the Spokane area? Even though high school dropout rates are decreasing in Spokane and nationwide, these rates still differ markedly by race and socioeconomic status. This discussion will be led by Raymond Reyes and moderated by Shann Ray. Reyes is the associate academic vice president and chief diversity officer at Gonzaga University, where he was previously a professor in the School of Education. Prior to coming to Gonzaga University, Reyes served as the administrative director for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho. Ray is the author of American Masculine and a professor of leadership studies at Gonzaga University. This is the first Spokane Think & Drink in Humanities Washington’s 2014 Think & Drink series: Race, Place and Culture. This series will address the intersections and impacts of these factors on lives around our state. Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs, tasting rooms and other non-traditional venues around the state, fostering community discussions by meeting people where they already gather. For more information, please visit humanities.org/programs/think-drink.