Dr. Jelani Cobb, Dean of Columbia University and a staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics, and democracy will kick off the October 22, 2022 Color of Education Summit. The summit will be delivered in an hybrid format to bring together people from all over North Carolina to exchange ideas and strategies that address systemic racial inequities in our education system.
Color of Education is a partnership between the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity & Opportunity, 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 Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The partnership seeks to build bridges across the fields of research, policy, and practice and bring together the knowledge and perspectives of communities, educators, policymakers, experts and other key stakeholders focused on achieving racial equity and dismantling systemic racism in education across the state of North Carolina.
The 2022 summit, “A Walk Through History: How the Past Informs the Present,” will allow participants to see the connection between the past and the present to develop a deeper understanding on current educational policies which ultimately impact outcomes.