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May 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. To commemorate this milestone, the Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) and the Africana Research Center (ARC) are convening a national symposium of education, law, and policy scholars and practitioners at the Pennsylvania State University, which Penn State Law will co-sponsor. Speakers will discuss Brown’s promise of racial integration amidst major contemporary threats to civil rights in education. We will explore these issues in panels on:

  • Policies and Practices Perpetuating Racial Inequality

  • The Role of the State Today

  • Growing Critically Conscious Teachers

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ansley Erickson, Associate Professor of History and Education at Columbia University
  • Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Research at Western Carolina University
  • Derek Black, Professor of Law at University of South Carolina
  • Elizabeth DeBray, Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at University of Georgia
  • Janelle Scott, Robert C. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities at University of California, Berkeley
  • Preston Green III, Professor of Educational Leadership and Law at University of Connecticut
  • Valerie Kinloch, Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education at University of Pittsburgh

New York Times journalist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Nikole Hannah-Jones will keynote the symposium's luncheon.  

Registration is FREE but required and lunch will be provided. Please complete this form by April 10, 2019 to register for the Brown@65 National Symposium. You may edit your submission but any changes made after April 10th will not be considered. Follow the conversation at #Brown65.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Nittany Lion Inn, University Park

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