The Great Civil Rights Reversal: The Conservative Counterrevolution and Social Justice in American Education


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Gary Orfield; professor of education; University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Orfield is interested in the study of civil rights, education policy, urban policy, and minority opportunity. He was co-founder and director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project and is now co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. Orfield’s central interest has been the development and implementation of social policy, with a central focus on the impact of policy on equal opportunity for success in American society.

The “Hispanics and Educational Inequality in the U.S.” series is sponsored by Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters, the Henkels Lecture Series, the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, the Institute for Educational Initiatives, the Center for Social Concerns, and the Institute for Latino Studies.