Democracy and Equity in Schools is Topic of Next UNH Sidore Lecture April 21
Media Contact:  Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
April 7, 2009

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DURHAM, N.H. - Democracy and equity in public schools is the topic of the next Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture at the University of New Hampshire Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

The lecture, "Democracy, Equity, and Our Public Schools," begins at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Theatre II. Deborah Meier, adjunct professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education and director of New Ventures at Mission Hill School in Boston, is the featured speaker.

Meier has spent more than four decades working in public education as a teacher, writer and public advocate. The schools she has helped create serve predominantly low-income African-American and Latino students and are considered exemplars of reform nationally.

The Saul O Sidore Memorial 2008-2009 Lecture Series is organized by the Carsey Institute, the Department of Education, and the Department of Sociology.

Sponsored by the UNH Center for the Humanities, the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1965 in memory of Saul O Sidore of Manchester to provide programs to the university community and state of New Hampshire that raise critical and sometimes controversial issues facing society. For more information visit

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.


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