February 1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                         Umar Johnson presentation, talkback and signing                                                                                                                                      UNO Weitz Community Engagement Center, Dodge Street campus                                                                                                       6 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5), $10 donation                                                                                                                                  Tickets at smenelik.maddadsone@gmail.com or 402-210-3627

MAD DADS O.N.E. presents this noted Pan-Afrikanism advocate and author of the book Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education & ADHD Wars Against Black Boys. Johnson is a nationally certified school psychologist who practices privately in Pennsylvania and lectures throughout the country. He is a blood relative of Frederick Douglass, the great Black abolitionist and orator. This expert on learning disabilities and their effect on black children assists schools and parents modify challenging behaviors that can lead to disruptive behavior disorder diagnoses in black boys. Such diagnoses can adversely impact student achievement. Johnson argues these special education practices are part of institutionalized, systemic racist strategies designed to oppress black male youths. His talk is entitled “Understanding the Mid-Education Machine.”


Subscribe to The Reader Newsletter

Our awesome email newsletter briefing tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on in Omaha. Delivered to your inbox every day at 11:00am.

Become a Supporting Member

Subscribe to thereader.com and become a supporting member to keep locally owned news alive. We need to pay writers, so you can read even more. We won’t waste your time, our news will focus, as it always has, on the stories other media miss and a cultural community — from arts to foods to local independent business — that defines us. Please support your locally-owned news media by becoming a member today.

Leave a comment