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Solorzano honored for critical race work


LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2012) -- UC/ACCORD's director is one of seven academics nationwide to be honored for his commitment to social justice and educational equity.

Daniel G. Solorzano will receive the inaugural Derrick Bell Legacy Award Thursday evening during the Critical Race Studies in Education Conference at Columbia University, New York. Named for the late African-American law professor and an originator of critical race theory, the award honors critical race theorists and scholars committed to advancing social justice and educational equity.

The other 2012 recipients are Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kimberle W. Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles/Columbia University; Richard Delgado, Seattle University School of Law; David Gillborn, University of London, Institute of Education; Mari J. Matsuda, University of Hawaii at Manoa, William Richardson School of Law; and Marvn Lynn, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Solorzano is a professor of social science and comparative education in the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. He is also professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies and Women's Studies departments. Solorzano's teaching and research interests include critical race and gender studies on educational access, persistence and graduation of underrepresented minority and undergraduate students in the United States.


6th Annual Critical Race Studies in Education Conference

WHEN: Thursday, May 31 - Saturaday, June 2, 2012

WHERE: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th St., New York, NY

LEGACY AWARDS RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31




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