Award-winning author and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will headline Color of Education 2021, a two-day virtual summit that will bring together people from all over North Carolina to exchange ideas and strategies that address systemic racial inequities in our education system. Hannah-Jones will speak on October 26th, 2021. Color of Education will include additional sessions focused on racial equity featuring leading experts in the field.
Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. Hannah-Jones also earned the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. In 2020 she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and in 2021, into the North Carolina Media Hall of Fame.
Color of Education is a partnership between the Public School Forum of North Carolina, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University and the Center for Child and Family Policy at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy.
Registration and tickets are now available for this fourth annual statewide summit focused on race, equity, and education in North Carolina. To register and purchase tickets for the event, which will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, October 26, and Wednesday, October 27, 2021, both days from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, please click here.
Color of Education is grateful for the support of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Peter and Sandra Conway, the Brady Education Foundation, Kelly Education, Tom and Mary Mac Bradshaw, and Schwartz and Shaw LLC.