Moving Beyond the Achievement Gap
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Moving Beyond the Achievement Gap: Establishing a universal right to vote and quality public school education as a constitutional right.
This event is a special benefit for the Algebra Project. Attendees will enjoy a reception and a presentation by Bob Moses and Taylor Branch. The evening will feature a short talk by Bob and Taylor regarding their views the ongoing struggle for constitutional personhood for children and adults in the U.S.A., followed by Q&A, hosted by B.J. Walker of the Algebra Project Board and Albert Sykes of the Young People's Project. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the work of the Algebra Project. Please see more at:
Taylor Branch - bio
Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards in 1989. Two successive volumes also gained critical and popular success: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968. Decades later, all three books remain in demand. Some reviewers have compared the King-era trilogy, which required more than twenty-four years of intensive research, with epic histories such as Shelby Foote’s The Civil War and Robert Caro’s multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson.
Branch returned to civil rights history in his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (2013). It presents eighteen key episodes across the full span of the era, selected and knitted together in language from the trilogy, with new introductions for each of the chapters. The result is a compact, 190-page immersion for readers in this transformative period of American history. For more, please visit http://taylorbranch.com/
Bob Moses - bio
Robert P (Bob) Moses directed the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee’s Mississippi Voter Registration Project 1961-1965; led the Council of Federated Organizations to the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project ("Freedom Summer"), parachuting the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to the National Democratic Convention in Atlantic City. Bob was a MacArthur Foundation Fellow 1982-1987, and used this fellowship to found the Algebra Project, which using mathematics as organizing tool for quality public school education as a Constitutional right. The Algebra Project proposes that bottom quartile students can attain a high school math benchmark: graduate in 4 years, ready to do college math for college credit. For more, please visit http://www.algebra.org/
Special Thanks to our Host Committee (as of 10/21/13):
Alice & Joe Duff
Marian Wright Edelman
Jean Smith Young
With Special thanks to the Young People's Project,
Thanks to Busboys & Poets,
for hosting this benefit event!
When & Where
The Algebra Project, Inc. with Young People's Project, Inc.
The Algebra Project, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) national, nonprofit organization that uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure quality public school education for every child in America. We believe that every child has a right to a quality public school education to succeed in this technology-based society and to exercise full citizenship. We achieve this by using best educational research and practices, and building coalitions to create systemic changes. See more at http://www.algebra.org/
The Young People's Project is a 501 (c) (3) national, nonprofit organization that uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success. See more at http://typp.org
with Taylor Branch & Bob Moses