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The Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation

Our Conversation with Dr. King: Class in Session

Terrance Kwame-Ross

Monday, January 21, 2019
1 p.m., Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Terrance Kwame-Ross, Ph.D., is a local and national recognized Educator and Pedagogue. Dr. Kwame-Ross’ research and study of culture, language, knowledge, and learning, in and out of school, expand over 25 years across 38 United States, and 15 countries worldwide. Dr. Kwame-Ross believes, models, and teaches that humans can create self-knowledge to liberate themselves from societal and cultural tyranny. Dr. Kwame-Ross partners with Saint Paul Public Schools and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation where he co-develops programs with Black and Brown Male Youth. His current project, B2EOPB (Being, Believing, and Experiencing Our Personal Best) is a weekly Philosophy Advisory Program with Black and Brown Males in several Public and Charter High Schools, Saint Paul, MN, that supports the whole person in Black and Brown Males. An intergenerational co-created Music and Learning Studio located on the Eastside of Saint Paul at Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center demonstrates best practices in working with and educating Black and Brown children and youth, specifically males.

Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross is an Associate Professor in the Education Department, Augsburg University. Terrance also holds a Visiting Faculty-Lecturer appointment, in the School of Social Work, Youth Development Leadership (YDL) Graduate Program, University of Minnesota. Dr. Kwame-Ross’ scholarly research and practice focus on how humans learn, grow, and stay the same, over their life span.

Terrance has taught at the elementary and middle-level grades in public schools, Co-founded and served as Principal and Director of New City School, an arts-infused academic, and social-emotional integrated Public Charter School located in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Created community-base after-school programs for young people for creative self-expression; Served as a curriculum developer, trainer, and consultant to many formal and non-formal organizations locally and nationally; Worked in residential treatment programs, and camping settings, directing and facilitating multi-cultural programs for the Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, Mn. Consultant to local, state and national School Districts around policy, practice, and educational research. former Executive Director of The Origins Program, a nationally recognized non-for-profit equity training center for teachers.

In addition, Dr. Kwame-Ross also served as Clinical Supervisor for My Home Inc., a community-based African-American Transition Institute in St. Paul, MN, where he supervised and led men’s parenting, anger, and domestic abuse programs and groups for 18 years for Black and Brown males and their families.



This event is open to the public. For information or special requests, call 612-330-1104.

Prior to the public convocation event, the Pan-Afrikan Center will host a networking lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm for alumni and current students networking lunch, by invitation only.