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Language & Social Justice TALKS: Tamar Brown

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center, UL105 (Lower Level), University Center, 63-65 Fifth Avenue 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Join us for the second in a series of public talks designed to provide a space for open dialogue, and examine the relationship between language, identity, and social justice.

Language & Social Justice TALKS: Guest Speaker Tamar Brown (Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR), Fordham University)

Turn down the volume, son!: The ways Black boys consume violent urban music and its impact  

There has been much study on the effects of media on children that show the destructive qualities of violent music lyrics on children. This presentation will explore a study on the relationship between listening to violent urban music and aggressive behavior by looking at three components of aggression: physical aggression, verbal aggression, and anger. The presenter will discuss what elements of violent urban music can have the strongest effect on young men and what the implications of her study may have on building a more just society.  

Tamar Brown is doctoral candidate in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR), Fordham University (NY, NY). She is a certified high school special education teacher and has taught a course on Latinos in U.S. public schools at Lehman College. She is broadly interested in issues of language, culture, and equity. In particular, she focuses on classroom culture, critical discourse analysis, Critical Race Theory (CRT), and models of aggression for understanding the impact of urban music on boys' affect and behavior. Tamar is also a member of a research team that examines the institutional factors impacting Black boys’ social and academic outcomes at K-12 independent schools.

Language & Social Justice TALKS is sponsored by the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) Program at The New School.

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