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Helping Educators Be on the Right Side of History Virtual Summit 2021 - April 24 8:30-2:30pm

Hello Colleagues, Friends, and DEI Allies and Experts,

I would like to cordinally invite you all to the Helping Educators Be on the Right Side of History Virtual Summit 2021 powered by Teach to Lead (see website here:

Join me and other DEI experts, discussing DEI the 1619 Project, along with 14 sessions on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice (see full schedule below).

The Helping Educators Be on the Right Side of History Virtual Summit 2021 strives to inspire systemic improvements to benefit student learning and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.

The Summit, powered by Teach to Lead, will feature a panel on the controversial 1619 project, moderated by historian, Jason Steinhauer, along with 14 breakout sessions led by DEI experts from all over the country.

The main focus of the summit is the 1619 Project. The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019 the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of African Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

For those who don't know, in 2020, I wrote Revisiting The 1619 Project: A Heartfelt Response During a Racialized Pandemic (pgs. 71-75) about my personal reflections of the 1619 Project in the publication All About Mentoring as well as ran a SUNY Empire State College-Center for Mentoring Teaching and Academic Innovation discussion group on the topic.

In 2021, I was part of a 2021 SUNY Empire State College Reason and Respect panel, Telling the Truth About Ourselves, with other DEI experts that addressed the intersections of the 1619 Project and Trump's 1776 Commission Report.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network and share ideas with teachers from all over the nation to discuss topics centered around diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. You will definitely leave with a new perspective on K-12 education.

All you need to participate in the summit is a computer, tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection. So join me April 24th, for the Helping Educators Be on the Right Side of History Summit. Log on by 8:30 am and be sure to reserve your seat today. Limited registrations are available.

As an attendee, we’d like for you to share your experience on social media using the hashtag #teachersunited

To attend the summit, please register at don't wait, space is limited. Teachers, ask about how you can earn up to 1 hour towards your continuing education credits.

SCHEDULE: Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Activities/Speed Dating

Poster Presentations from Pre-Service Teachers

Exhibitor Hall

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Patrice Dawkins-Jackson (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tierney Bates (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Panel Discussion about the 1619 Project)

Jason Steinhauer (Founder of History Club on Clubhouse)

Dr. Tim Messer-Kruse (Professor of Ethnic Studies)

Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers (Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Reggie Jackson (Educator/Consultant at Nurturing Diversity Partners)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Skills Development Sessions)

Dr. Todd Bradley (Ohio Mayors Alliance)

Joseph Butler (Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame)

Dr. Lauren Colley (The University of Cincinnati)

John Howard (Edgility Consulting)

Jessica Hulten (Illinois Holocaust Museum)

Angie Jamieson (Chagrin Falls School District)

Dr. M. Geneva Murray (Director of Women’s Center)

John Nwosu (President of ThinkDIFLife)

Rico Rice (Rice Educational Consulting)

Ron Rapatalo (Edgility Consulting)

Kate Slater (Kate Slater Consulting)

Mandy J. Smith (Rock’n’ Roll Hall of Fame)

Danielle St. Pierre (The Every Voice Coalition)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Networking/Speed dating

Poster Presentations from Pre-Service Teachers

Exhibitor Hall

12:15 PM - 1:05 PM

Announcement of Student Social Justice Poster Contest Winners

Announcement of Teacher Project Presentation Winners

1:05 PM - 1:30 PM

Closing Speaker and Remarks: Dr. Shameer Abdullah

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Virtual Happy Hour/Speed dating/ Networking

Exhibitor Hall

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