3rd Annual Conference
Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2018 Conference on Race, Education & Success
Friday, May 11, 2018
Hilton Hartford Hotel
The annual Dismantling Systemic Racism: Conference on Race, Education & Success, sponsored by the SERC Foundation in collaboration with the State Education Resource Center (SERC), is a conference on the importance of racial equity in education. Gyasi Ross, author, speaker and storyteller from the Blackfeet Nation, is the keynote presenter. The conference supports educators, families, and community leaders to better serve Connecticut’s students and their families, through advocacy and the development, implementation, and sustainability of innovative, culturally relevant programming. In order to eliminate racially predictable outcomes, the focus is on all students, but particularly Black and Brown students, as well as students learning English and students with disabilities.
This Call for Presenters is intended to solicit dynamic, thought-provoking presentations that will address the multifaceted ways that race and systemic racism impede our students’ outcomes and limit opportunities for success in academics, social development, health, and family engagement. It is anticipated that up to 400 people will participate in this full-day conference. Participants may include general and special educators, administrators, students, family members, community members, business leaders, and all who play a role in a child’s life.
Proposals should relate to the conference theme of Race, Education and Success. Sessions may be directed at a general audience or a specific population (e.g., elementary educators, high school educators, students, families). Each breakout session will be 90 minutes long.
For proposal consideration, please include the following:Cover Sheet:
- Title of Presentation
- Name(s) of presenter(s), organization, complete mailing address, phone number and email address.
- Maximum 500-word description of presentation content, including format and how topic relates to the conference theme;
- Intended audience (families, administrators, teachers, others).
Please share this Call for Proposals with other potential workshop presenters.