Join Maple Valley and Odom Blvd Branches for this four-part series on Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22. Presented by Dr. Lathardus Goggins on using the Rites of Passage Model for achievement.
Register for this Zoom series online, in person, or by phone at 330.434.8726.
Dr. Lathardus Goggins II has been an advocate for youth and education for more than thirty years and is the author of "Bringing the Light into a New Day: 365 Black Nuggets of Wisdom for Each Day of the Year," "African Centered Rites of Passage and Education Foundation: African-Centered Education," and "Facing the Rising Sun: Lessons For the Authentic Self."
Dr. Goggins' formal studies include Geography, Higher Education Administration, Learning Theory, Philosophy and Foundations of Education, African-American Studies, African-centered Rites of Passage, HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction, Cultural Diversity, Trauma Sensitive Teaching Practices, Restorative Practices, and Anti-Racist Education. Professionally, Dr. Goggins has worked with "at-risk" youth as a Prevention Specialist and has worked for more than 20 years in higher education. As a scholar, he examines the relationships between socialization, learning theories, and academic achievement. Particularly using the rites of passage model as a framework for educators to better understand where students are in their development and what services and activities would be appropriate. Additionally, Dr. Goggins is the primary investigator of the First Person Research Projects.
The program is virtual and will be presented on Zoom. A log-in will be sent no later than three days before the event. Please do not share the web link for this program. If someone else is interested in attending, please have them contact the library to register.
A webcam and microphone may be necessary for participation in this interactive event. If you have one or neither of these, your level of participation will be limited. If you do not have an email address, please contact the Odom Boulevard Branch at 330.434.8726 to learn how to participate in this program via phone.
Books by Dr. Lathardus Goggins II available at the library:
"Bringing the Light into a New Day: African Centered Rites of Passage"
"Central State University: The First Hundred Years, 1887-1987"
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Education | Books & Writing |
TAGS: | Virtual Event | Professional Development |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||12:00PM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||Closed|
Local artist Woodrow Nash created two murals for the Odom Boulevard Branch Library, celebrating the lives and ideas of African-American leaders and pioneers—Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, Helen Arnold, Ed Davis, Shirla McClain, Martin Chapman, Horace Stewart, and Vernon Odom. Odom Boulevard Branch Library's extensive collection of African-American fiction, non-fiction, gospel music, and more also celebrates the contribution of African-American writers and artists. Additionally, the shelves of the branch contain a large collection of religious and spiritual titles, and the best of contemporary fiction and non-fiction genres.
Odom Boulevard Branch Library is a destination place for the community. Computers and computer classes, WiFi printing, scanning, copying, and faxing are services important to all, including emerging entrepreneurs and returning students. Programming affords customers of all ages an opportunity to learn through exploration in community with others. From exercise for adult wellness to crafting and hands-on exploration of NatureConnect topics and themes for all ages, Odom Boulevard Branch Library is a one-stop spot for the educational and entertainment interests of all of its neighbors. Look for Odom staff out and about in the community—at schools, at community centers, at community organization meetings—visit us at the branch today.