The Willows Community School proudly announces an evening with internationally acclaimed speaker, author and activist Jonathan Kozol on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 7:00 pm in The Willows Community School Theater, 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, 90232. Mr. Kozol will present a talk, FIRE IN THE ASHES – Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America (the title of his newest book.) His lecture, followed by a book signing, will focus on the journeys of inner-city children, introduced in Mr. Kozol’s earlier books as they grow into adulthood igniting a flame of hope for themselves and our society. This event is free and open to the public.
A New York Times Best-Selling Author, National Book Award Winner and definitive voice on education in America, Mr. Kozol has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Author Elie Wiesel has lauded Mr. Kozol’s work stating, “Jonathan’s struggle is noble, his appeal urgent. What he says must be heard. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference.”
Devoted for four decades to issues of education and social justice, Mr. Kozol began his educational career as a fourth grade school teacher in a Boston inner-city school during the Civil rights movement in the early 1960’s. His book “Death at An Early Age” describes his first year of teaching. His most recent book “Fire In The Ashes” is a powerful, culminating work, in which Kozol returns to the scene of his other prize-winning books “Savage Inequalities,” “The Shame of the Nation” and “Amazing Grace.” Mr. Kozol has been called “today’s most eloquent spokesman for America’s disenfranchised.”
“As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, we are pleased to bring Jonathan Kozol to the Los Angeles community to share his vast educational experience and insight,” says Lisa Rosenstein, Head of School.
The evening is free and open to all. Seating is limited; a reservation is required. Please RSVP at www.thewillows.org/calendars/events.aspx.