Democracy and Public Education in Peril Webinar

Democracy and Public Education in Peril Webinar Today’s young people are continuing to reckon with the social-political climate brought about by issues such as school shootings, anti-LGBTQ + legislation like the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, the loss of reproductive rights post-Roe, as well as grappling with COVID-19, anti-Black racism, and attacks on our public education.…

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here? Addressing Past and Present Racism in Public Education and Beyond: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones By Julita Bailey-Vasco   Join Nellie Mae for the next event in our #EdEquityTalks series! We are excited to host Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project, staff writer at The New York…

Reframing Learning Loss Amidst a Pandemic

Reframing Learning Loss Amidst a Pandemic By Julita Bailey-Vasco   While there’s no doubt the pandemic has deeply impacted the learning experiences of young people across our region and our nation, calls to focus solely on “learning loss” not only dismisses the resilience and creativity of young people who have forged through three years of…

Movement Building

Movement Building, Power, Black Futures, Public Education, and Collective Liberation: A Conversation with Alicia Garza By Julita Bailey-Vasco   Join Nellie Mae for the next event in our #EdEquityTalks series! We are excited to host Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Public education, political education,…

Informing Our Future By Inspecting Our Past

Informing Our Future By Inspecting Our Past: Deconstructing Lessons from Ed Reform to Create New Solutions By Julita Bailey-Vasco   Many believe that education can transform people’s lives – with the potential to open up doors of opportunity that had previously been shut. For those who care deeply about social, racial and economic justice in…

Intersectionality in Action: A Conversation with Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw

Intersectionality in Action: A Conversation with Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw By Chiara Wegener   Known for her foundational work around critical race theory and intersectionality, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw will join us to discuss her work and how she is advancing conversations about intersectionality in our communities and nation. In an intimate conversation hosted by Incoming Interim…

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Ed Equity Talks Series: #PhilanthropySoWhite

Ed Equity Talks Series: #PhilanthropySoWhite By Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   Join Nellie Mae on February 19, 2021, at 12 pm, ET for the next in our virtual Ed Equity Talks series, featuring Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth. Two years ago, Villanueva moderated the first #PhilanthropySoWhite panel, which served as a call to action…

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Are The Kids Really Alright?

Are The Kids Really Alright? By Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   Reopening Our Region’s Public Schools Amidst a Pandemic and Racial Reckoning A year unlike any other, we’ve witnessed the deep inequities in our society laid bare by the two pandemics of COVID and systemic racism. During this session, Nick Donohue, President and CEO of…