New Hanover County’s Office of Diversity & Equity, Cape Fear Museum, UNCW and NHC Schools are partnering together for a series of panel discussions with historians, policy makers and experts that will focus on the intersection of race, social justice and education. We will examine the historical and socio-political contexts of education, local and national advocacy efforts with communities of color and education, policies that affect educational practice, and ways to move toward hope and healing.
This virtual institute will take place weekly in February from 6 to 7:30 pm and there is no cost to attend.
The topics for each week of the institute include:
February 3: Education Overview and Context: Dr. Jan Davidson & Student Facilitator
The first session will focus on the history and socio-political context of education in the nation and in this region including the the longstanding role of racism and segregation in our education systems. Panelists include Dr. Tara White, Dr. LaChawn Smith, Dr. Donyell Roseboro and NHC Schools teacher of the year Abby Nobles. Click here to register for the zoom conversation.
February 8: Lifting as We Climb (Advocacy, Community Work): Dr. Donyell Roseboro & Student Facilitator
This session will focus on community support for education with emphasis on how we strengthen partnerships between communities and schools and support families. In this session, panelists will examine education as a comprehensive process that extends beyond schools and educational institutions. Panelists include Dr. Keryn Vickers, Dr. Edel Segovia, Teresa Huffman and Marrio Jeter. Click here to register for the zoom conversation.
February 15: Policy, Policing and Practice: Travis Corpening & Student Facilitator
This session will focus on local, state and national policies that shape education including efforts to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. In this session panelists will debate the effects of policies on schooling and education. Panelists include Dr. Wilson Okello, Jerry Wilson, Judge Jay Corpening and Sheriff Ed McMahon. Click here to register for the zoom conversation.
February 22: Learning in Hope and Healing: Dr. LaChawn Smith & Student Facilitator
The final session will emphasize community well-being with a focus on how individual and community health and wellbeing programs can create opportunities for our youth to learn and grow. Panelists will discuss the role social, economic, physical and emotional health play in education. Panelists include Joseph Conway, J’Vanete Skiba, Dr. Kim Cook, Susie Sewell and Stephanie Kraybill. Click here to register for the zoom conversation.