May 19-20, 2017
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
The Miles-Johnson Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Higher Education is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Summit on the Education of Black and Poor Children on May 19-20, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. Drawing strength from our collective agency as social justice advocates, educators, and practitioners, the Summit will include presentations on education research; innovative pedagogies and practice; and public affairs and policies that address the impact of poverty and education on children, families, and communities.
This year’s theme is “Brown vs. Poverty, Prejudice, and Politics”. We invite the following stakeholders to actively participate in this conference:
– University faculty who incorporate equity, diversity, culturally relevant pedagogies, and social justice and critical frameworks into their teaching, research, and/or service.
– K-12 school officials and educational partners teaching or serving with diverse student populations and/or in under-resourced schools and communities.
– Representatives and advocates of community, non-profit, and educational agencies participating in equity and social justice work.
– Students with experiences in equity issues, activism, and learning across diverse settings.
Abstracts which address the education of black and poor children oppressed by a failed educational system that does not adequately meet their needs should not exceed two (2) pages. Topics and themes should describe research, teaching, curricular/co-curricular initiatives and outreach that represent actions, activism, or alliance building for equitable and socially just opportunities to learn. Paper proposals should address one or more of these conference themes:
History of the Education of Black and Poor Children
– The Achievement Gap
– Critical Race Theory and Education Practices
– Educational Inequality – (Action and applied research on the causes, context, and persistence of educational inequity in the United States; particular preference will be given to those proposals that highlight inequities in Florida and other states in the Region)
– Changing the Current State of Urban Schools
– The Impact of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
– Elimination of Disparities Between Black and White Students in Achievement and Educational Opportunities
– Best Practices in developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships and alliances among multiple stakeholders and agencies, including but not limited to K-12 schools, nonprofits, universities, and community agencies dedicated to equity building, tolerance, and social justice
– Activism and Advocacy (Action and applied research, as well as activism events that investigate, engage, and challenge the impact of inequity and intolerance across educational contexts. Topics may include anti-bullying policy and practice, multicultural competencies, civic engagement and social responsibility, political lobbying, student and teacher protests/demonstration, extra-curricular advocacy, equity auditing, and more.)
– A Systems Thinking Perspective on the Cumulative Impact of Environmental Stressors and an Integrated Science, Law, Public Affairs, and Policy Approach
The proposal should be clear and concise and must include the following:
- A session title that accurately reflects your session content
- Cite three references other than your own for research included
- A brief session description to be printed in the program (75-100 words)
- A detailed session and/or workshop description (500-word maximum)
- Discuss the content that you will address and how it relates to the conference theme
- Indicate the intended audience
- Indicate the learning objectives for your presentation
- Describe the strategies you will use to engage participants in discussing, analyzing, synthesizing, and applying the information you will share
- Discuss the session format (i.e., individual paper, symposium, workshop, poster, etc)
- A brief biography in paragraph form for each presenter to be printed in the program (150-word maximum)
- Contact information for each presenter, including name, title, address, phone number, and email address
- AV needs for your presentation
All correspondence, including questions, should be sent to email@example.com.
Summit 2017 Registration information.
For Summit registration information click here: http://www.blackbrainsmatter2.com/registration/.