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.
go site – University faculty who incorporate equity, diversity, culturally relevant pedagogies, and social justice and critical frameworks into their teaching, research, and/or service.
– 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Summit registration information click here: http://www.blackbrainsmatter2.com/registration/.