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TC Prof. Bettina Love’s “Punished for Dreaming” National Book Launch

Please join us for the national launch of Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

By Bettina L. Love, William F. Russell Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

In her new book, best-selling author Bettina Love explores “the impact of 40 years of racist public school policy on a generation of Black lives” through her own story and the stories of two dozen of her peers. Offering a roadmap for repair, Love makes the case for reparations and the opportunity of transformation for all children.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

6:00 pm Book talk

7:00 pm Book signing

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 West 120th Street

(between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

With welcome remarks by Thomas Bailey, President Teachers College, Columbia University


Immediately following, join us for the

Punished for Dreaming album release and listening party

In conversation with Love, artists and producer Dr. View will discuss making an album focused on school reform, the current state of education, and how music is a portal for educational justice and liberation.

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Smith Learning Theater, Russell Hall (4th Floor)

Food and drink will be provided

Space is limited for the album party.

To request disability-related accommodations, contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu(212) 678-3689, as early as possible.


Sep 12 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Teachers College - Russell Hall
525 W 120th St #91, New York, NY 10027


Teachers College, Columbia University
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