the greater good

the greater good

For the Greater Good with Evelyn Richardson - 7/30/2014

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Evelyn's guest is Ebony Murphy A little about: Ebony Murphy-Root is pleased to launch a candidate committee for the 2014 gubernatorial election on the Education and Democracy party ticket along with former CT state senator Jonathan Pelto. A 2012 graduate of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, she is part of the National Organization for Women(NOW) NYC 2014 Activist Alliance, an energetic troop of emerging feminist leaders. Ebony is a middle school humanities teacher on the faculty of the Calhoun School, where the mission is to inspire a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education that values intellectual pursuit, creativity, diversity and community involvement. She recently completed the third cohort of the Kingswood Oxford Institute for Educators of Color (KOLIEC) in West Hartford, CT. In the classroom, Ebony's challenging inquiry-based and layered approach to teaching literacy, writing and social studies has allowed her to form authentic connections with students. A CT native, Ebony has taught previously at Watkinson School, Capital Community College, and as a volunteer instructor for Charter Oak Cultural Center's B.O.T.S. Center for Creative Learning, which offers free classes for Hartford's homeless community. In 2009 she was a fellow of the Collegiate School Teaching Institute (CSTI). With a passion for civic engagement and a reflective, continually evolving pedagogy grounded in experiential learning and discussion-based problem solving, she is particularly interested in the cultural and political intersections of critical pedagogy, gender, pop culture, and class. Last summer she was a participant in the inaugural cohort of the Interschool Leadership Institute for Educators of Color (ILI) held at The Lycée Français de New York. Ebony has served on the boards of The Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens and The Cove Center for Grieving Children, has appeared on WNPR’s Where We Live, and aspires to state level policy-making and lifelong teaching, learning, and mentoring.