SPEAKERS

Robert Wilkins - Long Road to Hard Truth

Dr Ibram X Kendi - How to be an Antiracist

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We often say that our unofficial motto is, “words matter, ideas matter, people matter.” As a community of teachers and students, we ask essential questions and discuss ideas through reasoned and civil debate. There are several formal and informal ways that we engage in discussion with each other, whether through a small faculty book group or a large assembly with a guest speaker.

Dr. Anika Prather

Professor of Classics, Howard University

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

 

Who was Dr. Anna Julia Cooper?

Did you miss our Speaker Series event with Dr. Prather? You can now watch the webinar to learn from Dr. Prather about the namesake chosen for our next campus. In her talk about Dr. Cooper, she covers the role the Classics have played in the education of African Americans, as well as why they continue to be important and relevant for all in the modern era.

Read more about Dr. Prather

Past Events

Stacey Samuel

Executive Producer, Al Jazeera America

Thursday, March 24, 2022

What is the role of the media in our society? How has that changed?

How can we become responsible consumers and producers of news and information in the digital age?

Did you miss our Speaker Series event with Stacey Samuel? You can now watch the recording! Enjoy the conversation between Ms. Samuel and Head of School Peter Anderson about the above questions and more, sharing stories from her decades-long career in journalism.

Dr. Anika Prather

Professor of Classics, Howard University

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

 

Who was Dr. Anna Julia Cooper?

Did you miss our Speaker Series event with Dr. Prather? You can now watch the webinar to learn from Dr. Prather about the namesake chosen for our next campus. In her talk about Dr. Cooper, she covers the role the Classics have played in the education of African Americans, as well as why they continue to be important and relevant for all in the modern era.

Read more about Dr. Prather

Brittany Selah Lee-Bey

author, EtymologyRules Back to Basics

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

6:30 pm on Zoom

 

Are you a word connoisseur? And why should you be?

Did you miss our Speaker Series event with Brittany Lee-Bey? You can now watch the recording!

Brittany Selah Lee-Bey is Washington Latin’s reading specialist and author of EtymologyRules: Back to Basics. In her talk, Ms. Lee-Bey discusses how we can foster a love of language by building word consciousness in our children and and ourselves.

Brittany Selah Lee-Bey

author, EtymologyRules Back to Basics

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

6:30 pm on Zoom

 

Are you a word connoisseur? And why should you be?

Did you miss our Speaker Series event with Brittany Lee-Bey? You can now watch the recording!

Brittany Selah Lee-Bey is Washington Latin’s reading specialist and author of EtymologyRules: Back to Basics. In her talk, Ms. Lee-Bey discusses how we can foster a love of language by building word consciousness in our children and and ourselves.

St. Clair Detrick-Jules ’13

Author, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood

Thursday, December 16, 2021

6:30 pm on Zoom

 

St. Clair Detrick-Jules is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, and activist. She captures personal stories and intimate moments centering Black liberation, immigrant justice, and women’s rights. An Afro-Caribbean artist who remains rooted in her community, St. Clair grounds her work in radical love, joy and the knowledge that a more just world is possible. Ms. Detrick-Jules shares the story of this book, equally praised by Kirkus Reviews and Allure Magazine (no small feat!), which began as a letter to her younger sister, Khloe, who had been bullied for her natural hair.

To learn more about the author, please visit her website.

St. Clair Detrick-Jules ’13

Author, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood

Thursday, December 16, 2021

6:30 pm

St. Clair Detrick-Jules is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, and activist. She captures personal stories and intimate moments centering Black liberation, immigrant justice, and women’s rights. An Afro-Caribbean artist who remains rooted in her community, St. Clair grounds her work in radical love, joy and the knowledge that a more just world is possible. Ms. Detrick-Jules shares the story of this book, equally praised by Kirkus Reviews and Allure Magazine (no small feat!), which began as a letter to her younger sister, Khloe, who had been bullied for her natural hair.

To learn more about the author, please visit her website.

Dr. Francis Su

Author of Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

 

We were delighted that Dr. Francis Su, author of Mathematics for Human Flourishing, came to Latin to work with Latin teachers and host a Zoom discussion for our community about how math is intimately tied to our humanity, a conversation that can lead us to imagining mathematics in a new way. The conversation was an interesting one that revealed a fascinating, playful, and ultimately very human view of mathematics.

Dr. Francis Su

Author of Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

 

We were delighted that Dr. Francis Su, author of Mathematics for Human Flourishing, came to Latin to work with Latin teachers and host a Zoom discussion for our community about how math is intimately tied to our humanity, a conversation that can lead us to imagining mathematics in a new way. The conversation was an interesting one that revealed a fascinating, playful, and ultimately very human view of mathematics.

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