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SBL 2020 Virtual Series

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The State of Black Learning Presents ... focusED: A Time for Disruption | Reimagining the Learning Experience Where Black Minds Matter

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SBL2020 Virtual Series

Join us weekly in August as we dive deeply into reimagining the learning landscape for black children.

Guest Speakers include:

“The Culture Resurrection” - August 6, 2020,1PM - Liz Dozier, Founder and CEO of Chicago Beyond featuring a discussion with Mike Brown, Chief Schools Officer, and Sundiata Salaam, Chief People Officer at the Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools

  • The Culture Resurrection explores the American Educational System’s deliberate marginalization of Black children and what to do to restore their culture within their learning.

“Backlash” - August 13, 2020, 1 PM - Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing” & K. Chase Patterson, Chairman of the State of Black Learning

  • Backlash tackles the fallout of COVID-19, the murders of unarmed Black men and women, and systemic racism in the American Educational System

"By Any Means Necessary", August 20, 2020,1 PM - The 8 Black Hands Podcast with Ray Ankrum, Dr. Charles Cole III, Sharif El-Mekki, Chris Stewart and Noor Bowman, 2020 Graduate of the Baldwin School and winner of the 2020 High School Leadership Award, presented by Widener University, in partnership with NBC 10

  • By Any Means Necessary will weigh in on this pivotal moment in history and the necessary steps that leaders, educators, families, and students must take to dismantle the systems that harm and destroy Black children and their innocence.

“Parent Power”, August 27, 2020, 1 PM - Panelists will include Guest Moderator Muffy Mendoza, Founder, and CEO of Brown Mamas, Keysha Gomez, Executive Director of HOPE for Tomorrow Afterschool Program and Summer Camp, Christian Hughes, Owner of Drafting Dreams - STEM Programming for Kids and Nichole Sims - Parent Lead at A+ Schools

  • Power will showcase parent voices and perspectives as the final session of SBL2020. In the ever-changing learning landscape this session will explore remote learning, homeschooling, race, racism, and resources.

The State of Black Learning (SBL) is designed for thought leaders, learning stakeholders, and educators who teach or provide learning support through various platforms. Whether considering a child's home life or integrating a learning strategy to enhance student engagement, it is essential to hone in on how educators interact with and teach Black students. SBL believes that Black children can learn when educators endeavor to be most effective, they move closer to addressing the factors that help improve the Black student learning experience and thereby Black children's lives. 

The State of Black Learning Conference is a program of the Urban Reach Foundation.

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