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St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

444 Lincoln Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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We are pleased to present a Critical Conversation on Trauma Informed Education with special guest Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn, Pennsylvania NAACP State President.


Are you concerned that public education has been increasingly defunded and necessary resources and supports have been taken away from the classroom? Are you concerned that trauma in our communities is not being addressed in school?

Join us for a Critical Conversation on how we can address TRAUMA in education and why we must reject corporate education policies that are inflicted upon our children without our voice.

We are thrilled to announce that Jitu Brown, the national director for the Journey for Justice Alliance, a network of 30 grassroots community based organizations in 25 cities organizing for community driven school improvement, will join Dr. Duvall-Flynn, a parent, a student, and a teacher in a conversation with the audience about community driven solutions for public education.

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FREE ADMISSION (please register here)

Food, with vegan and vegetarian options

Open to the community

Childcare will be provided

Handicap accessible

ASL interpreter

Accessible via PAT bus lines

Ample parking



About Our Speaker:

Dr. Joan Evelyn Duvall-Flynn is president of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference of Branches. As well, she served as the President of Media Area Unit NAACP for 14 years and as Chair of the Education Committee, PA NAACP for 10 years. Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, were she joined the Youth Council at aged nine, Dr. Flynn has been a life-long member of the NAACP and is a Life Member.

In her role as President of NAACP PA, Dr. Duvall-Flynn monitors the work of 14 statewide committees and speaks for the positions of the NAACP PA. In her role as State Conference Education Chair, Dr. Flynn advocates for equity in public education at the state policy level. She provides the NAACP position on policy issues, meets with law makers in Harrisburg on behalf of the needs of poor and minority children, and offers testimony to legislative committees.

Flynn’s career as an education spans 40 years and includes teaching experience ranging from pre-school through graduates school. She is a published writer, a seasoned public speaker and workshop leader and has presented at a number of National Association of Black Educator Conventions, sat on panels and appeared on PCN and radio shows across Pennsylvania on education issues.




Thank You:

Funding provided through a Grant from the William Penn Foundation and donations from our sponsors.




Questions?

For more information, please contact Pamela Harbin at 412-216-4536 or Pam@onepa.org.

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