COVID-19 has presented educational challenges and opportunities to reimagine how we do education and how we can infuse the educative process with equity and justice while uplifting the human spirit. As we embark on a new school year unlike any experienced in our lifetimes, we are faced with uncertainties after months of enduring an unexpected and radically changing reality. Children, Black children specifically, need us to return--in whatever form that takes-- with a focus on educational equity, trauma-informed practices, and a keen awareness of anti-racist pedagogy, policies, and practices in schools.
Recognizing the advances in educational equity that have already been made, this panel aims to generate dialogue on how we might leverage this moment to transform a system that reproduces some of our society’s greatest inequities in order to ensure better futures for children and families in America.
Join us for an important dialogue on public education from two viewpoints—the national/regional perspective and the local perspective.
PANEL 1 • 11:30-12:30 CST: will examine the national perspective and the public policies impacting our children’s education and health nationwide.
PANEL 2 • 12:30-1:30 CST: will address the unique structure of the Orleans Parish public school system and the majority Black population that relies on it in a city hit hard by the pandemic.
Dr. Renee Akbar and Dr. David Robinson-Morris will be co-moderating the sessions.
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