14th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Kicks Off on January 16

Literacy, Social Justice, and Dr. King’s Legacy

Author and researcher Dr. Maisha T. Winn will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration keynote address on Monday, January 16, at 4:30 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216.

Dr. Winn is an associate professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University. She has worked extensively with youth in urban schools, and in out-of-school contexts. After completing her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, Maisha moved to New York City where she conducted an ethnographic study of student poets and their teachers from the Power Writers collective. She is the author of an ethno-history of African American readers, writers, and speakers of the Black Arts Movement entitled Black Literate Lives: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Her research has been published in numerous journals. Most recently, Dr. Winn’s continued work examining youth performing literacy and more specifically the intersection of arts in the lives of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated girls has been published in Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

In addition, Dr. Winn has taught “Literacy as a Civil Right” and “Education, Literacy, and Black Arts” at the Bread Loaf School English in Vermont.

For the full schedule of events visit go/mlkcelebration