School of Education

Antiracism Speaker Series

22-23 Antiracism Series Flyer

Hosted by the School of Education at California State University, Chico

Join us for a speaker series on fugivity, abolition, and racial justice!

Learning in Solidarity: Black and Latinx Youth Ingenuity for Generative Teacher Learning

Dr. Danny C. Martinez

University of California, Davis
Thursday, April 27th, 2023
5:00 pm PST (7:00 pm CST, 8:00 pm EST) 
Watch party on campus in Butte 101 with refreshments OR join via ZOOM

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This talk will highlight research that takes on a deep analysis Black and Latinx youth communication in Los Angeles and Northern California literacy classrooms. By looking and hearing "anew" at data from these contexts, Martinez makes a call for practitioners and researchers to re-imagine what counts as language, literacy and solidarity in our classrooms. Martinez argues that Black and Latinx youth are already engaged in robust practices of solidarity too often ignored by larger narratives of Black and Latinx tensions.

Danny C. Martinez is Associate Professor and Chancellor's Fellow at the University of California Davis, School of Education. His research explores the cultural and linguistic practices of Black and Latinx youth in literacy learning contexts, and teacher learning as it relates to leveraging youths' rich communicative resources. His research is inspired by his experience as a literacy teacher in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He teaches graduate courses on qualitative methods and ethnography, teacher education courses on literacy and language, and undergraduate courses that explore the languaging experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities in educational contexts. Dr. Martinez is from South Gate, Los Angeles.

This talk is part of the 2022-2023 Antiracism Speaker Series, hosted by the School of Education and funded by a Student Learning Fee Award. For more information, contact Catherine Lemmi at

Dr. Danny Martinez Event Flyer

Check Out Our Past Sessions

2022-2023 Series Videos

Dr. Megan Bang - "Towards Science Education that Cultivates Just, Thriving, and Sustainable Worlds"

2021-2022 Series Videos

Dr. Patrick Camangian - "Social & Emotional Learning is Hegemonic Miseducation:
Students Deserve Humanization Instead" 

2021-2022 Series Flyer (PDF)


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