The Fairness Matters Forum (FMF) is Level Playing Field Institute’s annual fundraiser in support of our STEM education and research programs benefiting underrepresented people of color. This inspirational evening features extraordinary honorees, panelists, students, sponsors and board members all celebrating LPFI's vision of a level playing field.
This year’s panel discussion will center on the following theme -
Downloading Opportunities: The Real Impact of MOOCs and Other Online Education Platforms on Equity in STEM.
Our diverse and multi-generational panel will examine the recent popularity of online learning tools, namely massive open online courses (MOOC’s), and the impact that these approaches have on educational equity, particularly as they relate to STEM fields and underrepresented students.
Join us for what promises to be an engaging and thoughtful dialogue!
Co-Host of CNN'S Crossfire
President and Co-founder, Rebuild the Dream
Dan Garcia, Senior Lecturer SOE
Tressie McMillan-Cottom, PhD Candidate at Emory University & Research Fellow at UC-Davis Center for Poverty Research
Sergio Sandoval, SMASH Senior and student at Oakland Military Institute
Julia Stiglitz, Director of Business Development
Raymond Ravaglia, Associate Dean and Director of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies & founder of Stanford University's Online High School
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres from 6:30pm-7:15pm
Panel begins at 7:15
Business Casual Attire
Hills Plaza Parking Garage - $10 flat rate (entrance on Folsom St.)
Street Parking (free after 6pm)
Tickets to this event are non-refundable.
Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) is an Oakland-based non-profit that promotes innovative approaches to fairness in education through its middle and high school STEM programs which target traditionally underrepresented students across California. These programs and initiatives include the Saturday Math and Science Honors Academy Preparatory Program (SMASH: Prep), the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), Camp Code and Level the Coding Field (the Hack-a-thons). LPFI also conducts rigorous research. The in-house research team examines inequity in access and opportunity across K-12, higher education, and workplace contexts in order to improve the outcomes for underrepresented students in STEM fields.
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