Lenora Fulani: Communities coming to learn, “we’re poor”

Diane Smith, Joshua, Ahmad, Lenora Fulani, Carrie Lobman at "Growing Up Poor"

Diane Smith, Joshua, Ahmad, Lenora Fulani, Carrie Lobman at “Growing Up Poor”

Institute faculty, All Stars Project co-founder and UX dean, Dr. Lenora B. Fulani led a special forum on Growing Up Poor:  Breakthroughs in Confronting the Subjective Side of Poverty.  Fulani’s presentation touched on DuBois’ concept of the “color line” and introduced her discovery of the “development line” that currently divides communities. A panel with UX student Diane Smith (left in photo) and Eagle Academy youths Joshua (2nd from l.) and Ahmad talked with Fulani about coming to learn (from Fulani) they were poor and the growing they did off of that. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

In her introductory remarks to 120+ friends and colleagues, Institute and Rutgers Univ. faculty, Dr. Carrie Lobman remarked on the therapeutic and developmental implications of Fulani’s work (whom she referred to as “the quintessential community therapist.”)

Why isn’t every therapy center putting poverty front and center? noted Lobman.

Fulani will present at a President’s Forum at the American Educational Research Association’s spring 2013 conference, whose theme is Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis.  She will present on the subjectivity of poverty,  interview young people from the San Francisco Bay Area All Stars and lead a panel discussion with colleagues A.J. Franklin (Boston College) and David Grusky (Stanford Univ.’s Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality).


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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