The 2018 Fall Meeting for the School Reform Initiative was a great learning experience. Dr. Brown was a facilitator for a learning group and presented her framework in a break out session. The networking, reflection and growth around racial equity was unmatched!
Drs. Brown and Williams presenting their equity framework at the AIE conference in San Antonio, Texas. The participants engaged in deep and reflective conversations and were excited to learn more.
The TEPSA conference was a huge success. Dr. Brown and her message was well received and began many leaders began the discourse to bring about equitable outcomes for children. Look at one of the many comments she has received:
"It was so great attending your session, From Sleep to Woke, at TEPSA. In particular, the short exerts you provided with the protocols would make an excellent exercise to do with my staff.
One of my passions is also helping my teachers face the opportunity gap that is being perpetuated with our boys in our schools.
On another note, I’ve been wrestling with the idea after your session that a large part of our sleeping society is against equity because the current social and power structures have benefited them so much. Challenging these resistant structures requires deep conversations and leadership that help posit to those that are asleep the benefit of a society that rejects a binary structure of winners and losers, and embraces true communal cooperation for the benefit of all which can only begin with a common vision of equity."
I truly enjoyed the 2018 Texas Alliance of Black School Educators conference in Houston. I was honored to present "From Sleep to Woke: Equity Consciousness a Way of Being for the African American Learner." I was also able to listen to and advise current doctoral students to help create change in schools. If you haven't been, make 2019 your year!
Much Thanks to Dr. Deirdre Williams for putting together a wonderful conference on behalf of the Harris County Department of Education. I was invited to moderate a panel of experts regarding the need for urgency to address academic outcomes. I was proud to be a part of panelists that were sharing so much wisdom! ~Kelly