American University’s School of Education is excited about the 3rd annual Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice that will be held virtually on June 22-24th. This year’s theme is Uplifting Women and Girls of Color Through Antiracist Pedagogy, Practice, and Policies.
We are partnering with the Washington College of Law and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center. Dean Camille Nelson, AU Washington College of Law will open the conference and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi has agreed to speak again this year on his most recently published book: “Stamped Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award -winning “Stamped from the Beginning.”
We hope you will register for the conference and share widely with your networks throughout the DC/VA/MD area and beyond! Since it’s virtual we encourage you to post to your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media links. Attached are graphics for social media.
For more information on the conference speakers and panelists and the day to day agenda, please see our SOE website: https://www.american.edu/soe/summer.cfm. We will be updating weekly as we finalize our speakers and panelists.
The institute’s workshops, conducted by experts in the field, focus on educational, legal, and health implications for young people of color. Sessions are designed to change both mindsets and practices (i.e. alternatives to suspension/punishment; strategies to instill a culture of engagement). The overall goal of SIEEJ is to build a community of practice singularly focused on the strengths, challenges, and opportunities in the lives of young people of color and the communities in which they live.
This is a reminder that participants will be eligible to receive a certificate for up to 9 hours of Professional Learning Units (PLUs) upon request.
SOE established the Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice (SIEEJ, pronounced “seej”) in 2018 to provide professional development opportunities for community members, particularly educators, who want to learn promising practices that lead to equitable educational outcomes for underserved students, families, and communities.
Registration for the 2020 SIEEJ Virtual Conference is now open! REGISTER FOR FREE!