Virtual Gathering of Leaders: Dr. Chris Emdin

On behalf of Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), we are pleased to announce the fourth event in the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) Fall and Winter Series, Equity: Front, Center and Fulfilled.

For this event, Dr. Chris Emdin will lead a presentation that allows us to take a closer look at Hip Hop Reality Pedagogy. This presentation will provide tangible tools that enable us to imagine, embrace, and channel our ancestral genius. He is the #HipHopEd social media movement creator and a dynamic public speaker on several topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment.

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Eastern

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Virtual Gathering of Leaders: Mr. El-Mekki

As the third installment of EOS & COSEBOC’s Fall & Winter Series, Mr. Sharif El-Mekki will address the topic of Liberating Education: what it is and how it can serve the education of students, particularly students of color, by liberating their Freedom Dreams.

Mr. El-Mekki is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. The Center exists to ensure there will be equity in the recruiting, training, hiring, and retention of quality educators that reflect the cultural backgrounds and share common socio-political interests of the students they serve. The Center also carries forth the freedom or liberation school legacy by hosting a Freedom School that incorporates research-based curricula and exposes high school and college students to the teaching profession to help fuel a pipeline of Black educators. Prior to founding the Center, El-Mekki served as a nationally recognized principal and U.S. Department of Education Principal Ambassador Fellow.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Eastern

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Virtual Gathering of Leaders: Dr. Angela Ward

On behalf of Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) and the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), we are pleased to announce the second speaker, Dr. Angela M. Ward, for the Virtual Equity Seminar series.

Dr. Ward will lead an interactive session, It’s time to use your influence for the liberation of school spaces!, which focuses on personal and collective decision making. She brings her experience in directing, organizing, and establishing systems and protocols for districtwide Restorative Practices and Culture and Climate innovation.

Dr. Ward will continue the Fall/Winter series with her session on Thursday November 12th, at 1 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Eastern.

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Virtual Gathering of Leaders: Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad

We are excited to announce the first speaker in this Fall & Winter series will be Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University. She also serves as the director of the GSU Urban Literacy Collaborative & Clinic. She studies Black historical excellence within educational communities with goals of reframing curriculum and instruction today. She works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally responsive instruction. She is the author of the best selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.

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