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The UofL NETWORK(New Energy To Work Out Racial Kinks) Luncheon

by Evans,Cortney last modified Sep 14, 2010 02:03 PM
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The luncheon dialogue speaker will be Professor Gerald “Jerry” Tolson, Music Education and Jazz Studies, School of Music at University of Louisville.

  • Luncheon Dialogue
When Sep 30, 2010
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Where University Club
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-2252
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Professor Gerald “Jerry” Tolson will speak on, "Jazz ~ It’s Not Your Father’s Word or World: Reflections on the Racial, Social, Historical and Educational Aspects of American Music”.  He directs instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles, coordinator of the UofL’s Jazz Fest week and the 2010 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching award winner.

The value of music study aids in our ability to learn. We teach the “Alphabet Song” to our pre-schoolers and they never forget the tune. When one receives, imagines, comprehends and evaluates in the context of learning the Music TEKS develop strong skills of analysis, interpretation and elaboration. Musical achievement requires many different kinds of thinking and become adept at applying tools of critical thinking and to confidently approach and solve problems in numerous ways.

~ Seek opportunities to grow   professionally in an effort to identify and seek solutions to the historical persistence of unequal educational opportunities regarding race, class, sexuality and ability.

~ Identify major influences of groups in society on a pluralistic culture; develop problem solving and critical thinking skills by analyzing social issues; examine power relations and multicultural societies within their disciplines for students.


Cost of the luncheon dialogue  is $12.00 @ person. Reservations are accepted by contacting
Dr. Linda L. Wilson at or 852-0274 or Marian Vasser at or 852-2252. 

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