Session 1 - The Culture Resurrection

Liz Dozier, Founder and CEO of Chicago Beyond featuring a discussion with Mike Brown, Chief Schools Officer, and Sundiata Salaam, Chief People Officer at the Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools

The Culture Resurrection will explore the American Educational System’s deliberate marginalization of Black children and what to do to restore their culture within their learning.

DATE & TIME

August 6, 2020 - 1PM

The

SPEAKERS

Liz Dozier

Founder and CEO of Chicago Beyond 

Mike Brown

Chief Schools Officer

Sundiata Salaam

Chief People Officer at the Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools

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Session 2 - BACKLASH

Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing” & K. Chase Patterson, Chairman of the State of Black Learning

Backlash tackles the fallout of COVID-19, the murders of unarmed Black men and women, and systemic racism in the American Educational System.

DATE & TIME

August 13, 2020 - 1PM

The

SPEAKERS

Dr. Joy DeGruy

Author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury

K. Chase Patterson

Chairman of the State of Black Learning

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Session 3 - by Any Means Necessary

The 8 Black Hands Podcast with Ray Ankrum, Dr. Charles Cole III, Sharif El-Mekki, Chris Stewart and  Noor Bowman,  2020 Graduate of the  Baldwin School and winner of the 2020 High School Leadership Award, presented by Widener University, in partnership with NBC 10

By Any Means Necessary will weigh in on this pivotal moment in history and the necessary steps that leaders, educators, families, and students must take to dismantle the systems that harm and destroy Black children and their innocence.

DATE & TIME

August 20, 2020 - 1PM

The

SPEAKERS

The 8 Black Hands Podcast

with Ray Ankrum, Dr. Charles Cole III, Sharif El-Mekki, and Chris Stewart

Noor Bowman

2020 Graduate of the Baldwin School and winner of the 2020 High School Leadership Award, presented by Widener University, in partnership with NBC 10

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Session 4 - Parent Power

Panelists will include Guest Moderator Muffy Mendoza, Founder, and CEO of Brown Mamas, Keysha Gomez, Executive Director of HOPE for Tomorrow Afterschool Program and Summer Camp, Christian Hughes, Owner of Drafting Dreams – STEM Programming for Kids and Nichole Sims – Parent Lead at  A+ Schools

Parent Power will showcase parent voices and perspectives as the final session of SBL2020. In the ever-changing learning landscape this session will explore remote learning, homeschooling, race, racism, and resources

DATE & TIME

August 27, 2020 - 1PM

The

SPEAKERS

Muffy Mendoza

Founder, and CEO of Brown Mamas

Keysha Gomez

Executive Director of HOPE for Tomorrow Afterschool Program and Summer Camp

Christian Hughes

Owner of  Drafting Dreams – STEM Programming for Kids

Nichole Sims

Parent Lead at  A+ Schools

STATE OF BLACK LEARNING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE