Past Event

Shop Talk with David Stovall

Scholars, barbers, haircuts, and conversation…

How can movements for social justice inform the way we teach today’s youth? At Ron’s Barber Shop, pedagogy and practice collide. In April, Shop Talk welcomes UIC scholar David Stovall, who along with Bill Ayers and Therese Quinn, is a co-editor of the Handbook of Social Justice in Education. Presented in partnership with the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC – hope to see you there!

 IRRPP will provide a limited number of free books to discussion participants.

More about David Stovall

David Stovall
received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education and the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas: Critical Race Theory, concepts of social justice in education, the relationship between housing and education, and the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. Since 2003, he has worked with community organizations and schools to develop a curriculum that addresses issues of social justice. He was a member of the design team at the Greater Lawndale/Little Village High School for Social Justice, which opened in the fall of 2005. He also serves as a volunteer social studies teacher at this school. Furthering his work with schools, communities, students, and teachers, Stovall is involved with youth-centered community organizations in Chicago, New York City, and the Bay Area.

This series is presented in partnership with The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and The Public Square.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit