As part of the University of Michigan’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, co-founder of WSU’s Math Corps Steve Kahn will be presenting at the Dr. Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium on the topic of how Math Corps combines social justice principles into their award winning program year after year, achieving dramatic results.
Each year, the colloquium brings a distinguished speaker to campus to present a talk that highlights their research and addresses the issue of diversity in the sciences. It honors the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics from UM, Marjorie Lee Browne.
For over 30 years, the Wayne State University Math Corps—through summer camp and Saturday programs—has been working to provide Detroit’s children with the kinds of educational and lifetime opportunities that all children should have. Over the past several years, the Math Corps at U(M) has been doing the same, serving children from Ypsilanti. Rooted in social justice and based on a philosophy of “loving and believing in kids”, the Math Corps has achieved dramatic results and garnered national recognition and wide spread acclaim. This talk will examine some of the principles and practices that drive the program, and that have been the most responsible for its success.
Gardner White’s own President, Rachel Stewart, is a member of the Math Corps board and believes in supplying these kids with the tools they need in order for them to make this world the one they dream of.
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