Engaging America Through Essay with Ernest Quarles


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Engaging America Through Essay

Instructor:  Ernest Quarles

Brought to you by Odyssey   

March 27, 2024 - May 01, 2024 (6 Sessions)  

Wednesday,  7:00 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: Participants in this course will come face to face with an America they might have often suspected, but did not know. An America as told through the eyes, ears, hearts, and souls of many who are well-known and others who are less so. What makes this course so different is that it challenges us to not just learn, but to be better, and in that truth enterprise, make this country and the world better. 


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ABOUT Ernest J. Quarles
JHU Faculty Member | African American Policy Forum Board Member

Ernest J. Quarles is an attorney, intersectional critical race researcher, and historian who teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His courses focus on deficits in America’s storytelling, erased and marginalized histories, and U.S. racial history. Within those spaces, his methodology embraces intersectional frames and other critical lenses and, in so doing, enables truly transformational learning. Quarles began his study of race matters under the late Hon. Leon A. Higginbotham while studying at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is also a graduate of Brown University. 

He currently sits on the board of The African American Policy Forum and works on several initiatives which impact and support the development of truth narratives to counteract mainstream narratives about race and social justice.  This unique space has enabled him to provide students with a more holistic view of the world that is rooted in empathy and a view of research that informs social activism as a moral imperative. 

 Event Date
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
7:00pm EDT

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
9:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

80% discount. Alumni status will be confirmed
80% discount. Employment status will be confirmed
50% discount. Employment status of Spouse/Partner will be confirmed
Student status will be confirmed

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