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Summer Institute on Education, Equity & Justice (SIEEJ)

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Summer Institute on Education, Equity & Justice (SIEEJ)

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The annual American University (AU) School of Education Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice was developed to provide professional development opportunities for community members, particularly educators, who want to learn promising practices that lead to equitable educational outcomes for underserved students, families, and communities.

This year's theme is Shared Voices: Utilizing Anti-Racist Pedagogy to Transform Communities and Schools.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Dr. Bettina Love, and Matthew Kay. An educator and anthropologist, Dr. Cole is currently the Chair and President of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). She is a former President of Spelman and Bennett colleges and a former Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art. Dr. Kendi is the author of the 2016 National Book Award winner (Non-fiction) Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He is a Professor of History at AU, where he is also the Founding Director of the university's Antiracist Research & Policy Center. Dr. Love is an Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia College of Education. She is the author of the book We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Mr. Kay is the author of the book Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom and Founding Teacher at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia.

The Institute's workshops, conducted by experts in the field, will focus on educational, legal, and health implications for young people of color. Sessions are designed to change both mindsets and practices (i.e. alternatives to suspension/punishment, strategies to instill a culture of engagement). The overall goal of the Institute is to build a community of practice singularly focused on the strengths, challenges and opportunities in the lives of young people of color and the communities in which they live.

Please visit the conference website for more details.

Participants will be eligible to receive a certificate for up to 12 hours of Professional Learning Units (PLUs).

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Washington College of Law

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center

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