EKU Learning Community: Written Off Book Study

by Chris Davis

Hasan’s warmth, humor, and dedication made the group feel included in the war against failure and letting our kids fall through the cracks – he made us feel that we are all part of the solution!”

Over the course of four weeks, Hasan addressed a very important group in the education field which is administrators and educators in schools that actively serve students from group homes, detention centers, and other alternative settings in order to generate positive ideas of how to handle theses students and the best way to provide them the support that they may need differently than the average students.

 In order for the present practitioners to understand the situation in a more first-hand nature, Hasan had the participants read chapters of his book every day as a case study to highlight the issues that have happened to him in his life and how they could correspond to students in similar situations. Attendees’ responses were very positive with one example being. “I loved this PLC. Written Off was an amazing book and I couldn’t put it down. I thought Hasan’s book and PLC were very inspiring. I really needed it.”

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Visiting Lots of Kentucky Schools in November

Hasan Davis school speaker

I’m having a great week of Hope Dealing close to home. Friday I’m at Floyd Central High School in Kentucky and the Narrative 4 story exchange with students from the Bronx NY.

Yesterday was Knox Central High School in Barbourville, KY with a whole school assembly, a breakout session for student leaders and mentors and then a great conversation with some of the ROTC Cadets!

Today I had a couple of hours with Pre-service teachers at Eastern Kentucky University exploring equality/equity/justice and the commitment to provide ALL children quality educational opportunities…

Still up this week, a day with the students at Corbin High School, then closing the week keynoting the Annual GLIMPSE Diversity Leadership Conference which will take place this year at Berea College. The Berea Black Cultural Center wants to make sure I include other supporters like Partners for Education at Berea CollegeMary Margaret SloneAnn Lyttle-Burns in all of this….. WHEW #HopeDealers

Actor Hasan Davis to portray York at Western Carolina University

Hasan Davis portrays York

Hasan Davis, an author, actor and youth advocate, will visit Western Carolina University as part of the 2018-19 interdisciplinary learning theme “Defining America,” with two public presentations.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Davis will tell his life story of a troubled youth who overcame obstacles to become commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice in a 6 p.m. presentation Blue Ridge conference room. The program is part of WCU’s Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Education conversation sessions.

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