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Learn about our distinctive programs from Mills College School of Education faculty, staff, and current students. Register online: February 6, 2016, March 12, 2016, June 11, 2016.


CUSP Lecture: "Teaching to Transform Communities" with Laurence Tan

February 2016, date and time TBA

The son of Filipino immigrants, Laurence Tan was studying to be a doctor when the vision of becoming a teacher presented itself in a dream. Now a fourth grade teacher at a charter school in Oakland, he has twelve years teaching in the South Los Angeles/Watts area. In 2014 he was honored by the Los Angeles Unified School District as “Teacher of the Year.” Laurence helped establish the Watts Youth Collective with former students, an organization that promotes social change through media. Laurence’s twelve-hour teaching days and his work with the collective are efforts to produce positive changes in each individual and the community. Laurence will engage the Mills community in an important conversation around what type of commitment it takes to be a transformative teacher and community leader. Read more »

CUSP Lecture: "What's Your Gender? Identifying and Supporting Children's Gender Creativity" with Diane Ehrensaft

March 9, 2016, 5:00 7:00 pm, Location TBA

Diane Ehrensaft is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and a developmental and clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a private practice in Oakland, California. She is Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and chief psychologist at the Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She specializes in research, clinical work, and consultation related to gender-nonconforming children and assisted reproductive technology families, lecturing, publishing, and serving as an expert witness on both topics nationally and internationally. Read more »

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