The Color of Education Summit brings together North Carolina educators, policymakers, researchers, students, parents, community members, and other key stakeholders focused on achieving racial equity and eliminating racial disparities in education. This year’s theme will focus on The Path Forward: Co-Creating Equitable Spaces.
Dr. Lisa Delpit, author and principal of the consulting firm, Delpit Learning, will deliver the keynote address. Previously, she was the executive director/eminent scholar for the Center for Urban Education & Innovation at Florida International University and the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State University.
Delpit is an internationally-known speaker and writer whose work has focused on the education of children of color and the perspectives, aspirations, and pedagogy of teachers of color. Her work on school-community relations and cross-cultural communication was cited as a contributor to her receiving a MacArthur “Genius” Award in 1990. Her books include Teaching When the World Is On Fire, “Multiplication is For White People”: Raising Standards for Other People’s Children, and Other People’s Children, which received the American Educational Studies Association’s Book Critic Award.
This year’s summit will also include an address from Jerry Craft. He is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the graphic novels New Kid and Class Act. New Kid is the only book in history to win the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature (2020), the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature (2019), and the Coretta Scott King Author Award for the most outstanding work by an African American writer (2020).
Sponsored by the The Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity at the Public School Forum of North Carolina, along with partners the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Center for Child and Family Policy, both part of Duke University.
The cost to attend in person is $85; virtual attendance is $60. A limited number of free tickets are available.