Cheryl E. Matias, assistant professor, Urban Community Teacher Education at the University of Colorado, Denver, presents, "Why Do You Make Me Hate Myself? Love, Abuse, and Whiteness in Urban Teacher Education," on Tuesday, April 9 from 4-6 p.m. in Student Union Building ballroom A. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Matias explores how teacher education, although meritorious, can be problematic in the cultivation of racially proud urban students of color. She discusses the vital aspects of race and emotionality that are central to how she educates prospective urban teachers.

Matias's lecture is presented by the Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies Graduate Student Association within the UNM College of Education.