Bettina Love

Dr. Bettina Love, an esteemed writer and educational researcher, will be speaking at Madison College’s Truax campus. Dr. Love will be appearing at a free event inside of Mitby Theater on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Love will speak about reforming the education system to make it more beneficial for children of color. Dr. Love has argued that the U.S. educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. She wants to form an educational system in which teachers, parents, and community leaders approach education with more of an abolitionist’s mentality.

Dr. Love has written a book titled “We Want To Do More Than Survive”. She is an Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. She is also an educational researcher in hip hop education, which explores the ways in which youths use hip hop music and culture to form social, cultural and political identities.

Dr. Love was also the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American research at Harvard.