Stay Woke: The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening with David Johns ’04

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Stay Woke: The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening


  • Sheraton Hotel 201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103
  • REGISTER ONLINE

 

Teacher diversity works.

Increasing the number of Black male educators in our nation’s teacher corps will improve education for all our students, especially African-American boys.

Today Black men represent only two percent of teachers nationwide. This is a national problem that demands a national response.

Join us in the fight for education equity as we meet to advance policy, hear from experts and amplify the voices of Black male educators from the classroom to the community. All are welcome.

Special Guests

Derrell Bradford Executive Vice President, 50CAN Executive Director, NYCAN

Derrell Bradford

Executive Vice President, 50CAN

Executive Director, NYCAN

David Johns Former Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

David Johns

Former Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Camika Royal, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Urban Education & Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Urban Education, Loyola University of Maryland

Camika Royal, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor of Urban Education & Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Urban Education, Loyola University of Maryland

Robert Simmons VP of Strategy & Innovation, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Robert Simmons

VP of Strategy & Innovation, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Chris Stewart President & CEO, Wayfinder Foundation

Chris Stewart

President & CEO, Wayfinder Foundation

John B. King, Jr.   CEO, The Education Trust Former U.S. Secretary of Education

John B. King, Jr.

 

CEO, The Education Trust

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

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Columbia Law School Paul Robeson Conference February 24, 2017

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The Columbia Law School Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and Columbia Journal of Race and Law (CJRL) are proud to host the 23rd Annual Paul Robeson ’23 Conference, which will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Columbia Law School, located at 435 W. 116th St. New York, NY 10027.

Our theme for the 2017 Paul Robeson Conference is Reclaiming the Narrative. In our current legal, political, and social climate, people of color still struggle to dictate their narrative. We aim to highlight the work of legal practitioners, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and activists to pursue racial justice, uproot structural inequalities, and disrupt stereotypes about people of color.

Please RSVP to this free and exciting event at http://paulrobesonconference2017.eventbrite.com.

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Angela T. Rye, Esq. will give the keynote address during lunchtime. Rye is the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a CNN commentator and NPR political analyst, and former Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Khalil Cumberbatch will give the opening keynote address. Cumberbatch is a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, Manager of Trainings for JustLeadershipUSA, and a formerly incarcerated advocate for social justice movements.

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The Conference will also feature three panels throughout the day, including:

A Path Forward for Democracy and Voting Rights After 2016, featuring:

  • Myrna Pérez ’03, Deputy Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Stuart Naifeh ’04, Senior Counsel, Demos 
  • Joanna Cuevas Ingram, Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Building Wealth and Seeking Economic Justice, featuring:

  • Coss Marte, CEO/Founder, Coss Athletics
  • Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., CEO and Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
  • Ifeoma Ike, Esq., Deputy Executive Director, NYC Young Men’s Initiative, Office of Mayor Bill deBlasio
  • JoAnne Page, President and CEO, The Fortune Society
  • Khary Lazarre, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Revolutionary Art, Activism, and the Law, featuring:

  • Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director, Alliance of Families for Justice 
  • Ronald Hampton, Immediate Past Executive Director, National Black Police Association 
  • Britton Smith, Actor and Director, Broadway for Black Lives Matter

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Breakfast and lunch will be served, and a reception will follow the Conference.

Please RSVP to this free and exciting event at http://paulrobesonconference2017.eventbrite.com.

Full schedule is available here. Feel free to attend as much or as little as you can.

Questions? Please contact Shane Grannum ’18 at sag2230@columbia.edu.

Shane Grannum

J.D. Candidate | Columbia Law School ’18

A.B. Public Policy; Latin American/Caribbean Studies | Brown University ’15

sag2230@columbia.edu