Fall 2017 Connected Leadership
On September 25, 2017, the Doctoral Program in Education opened the academic year by hosting the Fall Connected Leadership Social and welcoming Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Associate Professor of Education at Columbia University-Teachers College. In her talk entitled, "When Celebrating Diversity Isn't Enough: The Need for Racial Literacy in Schools and Society", Dr. Sealey-Ruiz spoke passionately about the origins of the academic field of Racial Literacy, how it has impacted her work, and why many academics are currently interested in the field. She shared the characteristics of Racial Literacy that make it popular with school districts that are seeking to improve the effectiveness of their teachers and the academic outcomes of their students. Dr. Sealey-Ruiz encouraged participants to reflect on their own racial literacy and contemplate why now, more than any time in our recent history; racial literacy is an important skill to have.
|"Replicate something that is good locally, and make it global." This was the message given by Mr. Ramu Damodara, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) at the briefing he gave for the Molloy College Ed.D. students during their visit to the United Nations on March 31, 2017. Mr. Damodara spoke in a casual, yet authoritative voice about the responsibility of educators to facilitate the collective sharing of ideas and thoughts impacting education on a global level and solicited feedback for engaging discourse amongst the doctoral students present.|
|Dr. Bela Hovy, Chief of Migration discussed Migration and Displacement: Drivers, Impacts and Actions. Who are international migrants? What happens when someone becomes "stateless" and where will the next large migration come from? These were just a few of the thought provoking questions posed by Dr. Hovy during his presentation to the Ed.D. students. Migration continues to be a topic of utmost concern as stated at the September2016 Summit where the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants expressed the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.|