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LAPA Hot-Off-The-Press Book Talk with Author Sally Nuamah: "How Girls Achieve"

Nov 6, 2019 12:15PM to 01:20PM
Wallace Hall
300 Wallace Hall


Open to the Public
Sally Afia Nuamah, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy

Discussion of Sally Nuamah's recently-published "How Girls Achieve"

From Harvard University Press: This bold and necessary book points out a simple and overlooked truth: most schools never had girls in mind to begin with. That is why the world needs what Sally Nuamah calls “feminist schools,” deliberately designed to provide girls with achievement-oriented identities. And she shows how these schools would help all students, regardless of gender.

Educated women raise healthier families, build stronger communities, and generate economic opportunities for themselves and their children. Yet millions of disadvantaged girls never make it to school—and too many others drop out or fail. Upending decades of advice and billions of dollars in aid, Nuamah argues that this happens because so many challenges girls confront—from sexual abuse to unequal access to materials and opportunities—go unaddressed. But it isn’t enough just to go to school. What you learn there has to prepare you for the world where you’ll put that knowledge to work.

A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

RSVP Required


Cosponsored with the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies