Traci Johnson, who received her master's degree in International Development and Education (with a concentration in Peace Studies), spoke at the second master?s degree ceremony of "the transformative potential of education." Johnson said her work at TC provided her with her first encounter with both the evidence and consequences of poverty and educational inequity. She learned, she said, that "inevitably we will enter spaces that are shaped by inequity," requiring us to "question our own roles in supporting, ignoring or dismantling" the structures that perpetuate injustices.
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Traci LeighJohnson, Teachers College, Columbia University