Black Brains Do Matter!

Historically, Black and Poor children have not fared well in matters such as education, wealth, and health when the power is left up to the states to equally and equitably ‘distribute’ the means necessary to secure them. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists “…level of education…” as a risk factor or determinant of health!

http://vcc.org.nz/investment-business-plan/ The Miles-Johnson Task Force for Equity and Excellence in Education (MJ Task Force) was formed to address these issues, through the annual Black Brains Matter 2 Summit. This year’s theme is: ““Brown vs. Poverty, Prejudice and Politics”. The MJ Task Force invites you to join us in the fight for our children and their children for years to come.

2017 Summit Registration

One Day EARLY Registration
$150.00
Received by April 30, 2017
- One Luncheon
- One Reception
- Conference Printed Material
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EARLY BIRD Registration
$250.00
Received by April 30, 2017
- Full Summit (2 Day) Registration
- Two Luncheons
- Two Receptions
- Gala 2017
- Conference Printed Materials
 
Gala 2017 Registration
$75.00
- Gala Reception
- Gala Dinner
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SUMMIT 2017 AGENDA

“BROWN V POVERTY, PREJUDICE, AND POLITICS – HOW CAN ANY SCHOOL SUCCEED?”

  • FRIDAY, May 19
    Day 1
  • Saturday, May 20
    Day 2
  • Sunday, May 21
    Day 3
  • Florida A&M University – Tallahassee, FL
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration
Florida A&M University

Summit 2017 Registration will be open at Florida A&M University on March 19 form 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon: “Believe in the Power of Yet”
Emily Davis, M.Ed. - Director of Educator Engagement Office of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy, ASCD

Luncheon: “Believe in the Power of Yet” Emily Davis, M.Ed. - Director of Educator Engagement Office of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy, ASCD

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Community – School Town Hall Meeting
Session A: LCSD | Session B: DOH-LEON | Session C: Florida Virtual School

Community – School Town Hall Meeting Florida A&M University watch LCSD: Leon County School Board Community Outreach Program – Strategies, Programs and Outcomes: Are we making the Grade? Rocky Hanna, Supt. Leon County Public Schools or District Rep. DOH-LEON: Leon County Community Health Assessment through a Health Equity Lens Claudia Blackburn, RN, MPH, Health Officer, DOH-Leon Florida Virtual School: Where Do they “FIT” Jimminda Thompson

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break

Break

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

4:30 pm- 6:30 pm Down Time

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Reception
Florida A&M University

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm W. E. B. DU Bois Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Bill Proctor

W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Florida A&M University Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Bill Proctor

  • Donald L. Tucker Center – Tallahassee, FL
7:00 am - 8:00 pm Registration
Donald L. Tucker Center

Registration Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

8:00 am - 8:30 am Greetings & Welcoming Session
Donald L. Tucker Center

Greeting and Welcoming Session Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

8:30 am - 9:00 am When Does Education Begin and Why It’s Important for Equity
Danna Dennard, PhD., Program Director and Co-Founder Aakhet Center for Human Development

When Does Education Begin and Why It’s Important for Equity Danna Dennard, PhD., Program Director and Co-Founder Aakhet Center for Human Development

9:00 am - 9:30 am “State of Florida Secondary Education System – Are We Leaving Children behind – Legislative Update 2017 Florida Session”
Cathy Boehme, Legislative Specialist, FEA & Woodrow Samuel II, FEA Regional Specialist

"State of Florida Secondary Education System – Are We Leaving Children behind – Legislative Update 2017 Florida Session” Cathy Boehme, Legislative Specialist, FEA & Woodrow Samuel II, FEA Regional Specialist

9:30 am - 10:00 am Leadership in Education
Paula Wright, Chairman

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break

10:15 am - 11:30 am Panel Discussion

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Luncheon: “Destroying our Children’s Legacy: How Adult Policies and Behaviors Create Educational Disparities”
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin

Luncheon: "Destroying our Children's Legacy: How Adult Policies and Behaviors Create Educational Disparities" Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm “Education Village – Us and Them – Working Together to Save Each Other: It starts with the Children – All Children!”
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Rosen Project – Orlando: “When Commitment Meets Community – Great Things Happen!” Dr. Joseph L. Webster, Sr. MD | Edward Waters College: Call me “M.I.S.T.E.R.” Kenneth Francis, Program Manager | Edward Waters College: “Law Enforcement Institute” Dr. Judy Scott, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break

Fifteen Minute Break.

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Panel Discussion
From Discussion to Decisions to Doing It!

Panel Discussion: From Discussion to Decisions to Doing It!

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Down Time

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception
Donald L. Tucker Center

Thirty Minute Reception.

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm GALA
Keynote Speaker: Honorable David Lawrence, FAMU TRUSTEE, Editor Emeritus, Miami Herald Newspaper; Founder, The Florida Children’s Movement

Gala Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Keynote Speaker: Honorable David Lawrence, FAMU TRUSTEE, Editor Emeritus, Miami Herald Newspaper; Founder, The Florida Children’s Movement

1:30 pm UNTIL After Hours for the Adventuresome

11:00 am Church of your choice

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