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2018/19 NAACP Parents' Council/MCPS Kick Off

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Richard Montgomery High School

250 Richard Montgomery Drive

Rockville, MD 20852

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Monday, October 22, 2018


NAACP-MONTGOMERY COUNTY PARENTS' COUNCIL AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Annual Kick-Off

CONFRONTING CHAOS BY BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES!


AGENDA:

5:00 - 5:50 Networking, Light Refreshments, And Resource Fair

6:00 – 7:15 Welcome, Opening Remarks & Acknowledgements

Keynote Address: OUR CIVIL RIGHT: CHOOSING COMMUNITY, COMBATING CHAOS!

Catherine E. Lhamon Of Counsel National Center for Youth Law, Former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education Washington, DC

Catherine E. Lhamon is the Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. President Obama appointed Lhamon to a six-year term on the Commission on December 15, 2016, and the Commission unanimously confirmed the President’s designation of Lhamon to chair the Commission on December 28, 2016. Lhamon also litigates civil rights cases at the National Center for Youth Law, where she has been Of Counsel since October 2017.

Before coming to the Commission, Lhamon served as the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education until January 2017. President Obama nominated her to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights position on June 10, 2013, and she was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2013. Immediately prior to joining the Department of Education, Lhamon was director of impact litigation at Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm. Before that, she practiced for a decade at the ACLU of Southern California, ultimately as assistant legal director.



7:15 – 7:25 BREAK

7:30 - 8:30 3 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (run in parallel)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

DEVELOPING PARENTS' COUNCIL /PTA PRINCIPAL EQUITY PARTNERSHIPS

Speakers: Nikki Hazel, Milton Marquis, Equity Accountability Speaker

MCPS Director; Parents’ Council Rep;

Parents and Principal Equity Partnerships: Culture, Accountability, & Curriculum

A discussion on effective approaches for Parents’ Council, PTA, and Principals to partner to create a culture of inclusion. Discussion focus topics include: 1) Partnering to implement the school Equity Accountability model; 2) Increasing diversity in the new Elementary and Middle school curriculum


DISCIPLINE AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE -5 W'S FOR MCPS

Speakers: Ms. Georgene Fountain, Chair, Human and Civil Rights Committee, MCEA; Dr. Ruschelle Reuben, Director, Restorative Justice, School Counseling, and Student Leadership, MCPS Schools

Discipline Reform: What’s the Plan for Restorative Justice at MCPS

Discussion of MCPS Philosophy related to Restorative Justice - touching on brain research, multi-generational trauma, implicit bias, and MCPA data on disparities in discipline; Demonstration of Community Circles; Q&A on what Restorative Justice looks like at MCPS.

YOUR VOICE MATTER - STUDENT TOWN HALL

Speakers: MCPS Minority Scholars Program/ MC ACES/Blair Black CAP Participants

Your Voices Matter: Student Town Hall

This town hall includes a discussion about students’ views on implicit biases in schools, needed changes to teaching practices, learning models, progressions, the school guidance system, and the normal, everyday interaction students of color routinely experience

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