posted September 30, 2005

Address on the Future of Black and Latino Children

The Multicultural Life Enrichment Series at Hope College will feature the address "Investing in the Future: Prisons or Schools? Planning for the Future of Black and Latino Children" by David Douglas on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The presentation will examine the relationship between education and crime prevention. Investments in education for a variety of ethnic groups will be compared as well as the costs for incarceration. A philosophy and traditional rationale for increasing funding for minority education will be advanced as means of improving the quality of life for all Americans.

Douglas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts degree in education from Oakland University. His career has included teaching at an alternative high school; working as a special education teacher, school counselor, college professor of multicultural education and racism; and serving as an assistant principal in a middle school. He is married to Kim Douglas, who is a poet and an adjunct assistant professor of English at Hope. They are the proud parents of three beautiful children.

The Maas Center is located on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street.