If you are interested in creating inclusive classrooms for the next generation, you will not want to miss the 30th annual Anna Funk Lockey Lecture at Millersville University (MU) on April 23. Dr. Christopher Emdin, creater of the #HipHopEd social media movement, will be keynote speaker. Emdin is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia University. The Lockey lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Clair Auditorium of the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center on MU’s campus. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

The topic of this year’s Anna Funk Lockey Lecture is “Keep the Crossover.” Emdin will emphasize the importance of creating a culturally-integrated, inclusive classroom that encourages individuality while adding to student’s collective academic success.

In addition to his position at Columbia, Emdin also serves as associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is the author of the award-winning book “Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation,” and the New York Times Best Seller, ”For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too.” He is the creator of the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S.  The White House, under President Barack Obama, honored Emdin as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Access Champion of Change. In addition, the National Association of Multicultural Educators named him the 2015 Multicultural Educator of the Year. Emdin has also served as a minorities in energy ambassador for the United States Department of Energy.

The Lockey Lecture was established in 1987 as an endowed lectureship in education at MU by Anna F. Lockey, class of 1925. The purpose of the Lockey Lecture is to bring distinguished speakers to MU’s campus to address future teachers, the educational profession and the community.

To reserve your ticket(s), visit 2019 Anna Funk Lockey Lecture Tickets.

For more information, email or call Kelly Davis at kelly.davis@millersville.edu or 717-871-7334.

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