A conference to help Grades K-12 administrators, teachers, para-educators, school counselors, nurses, resource officers and others strengthen skills to better address racism and racial equity in schools, navigate difficult or polarizing conversations in pursuit of racial healing. Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Registration and breakfast 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.
Keynote Speaker Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for her expertise on race relations. Prior to her 2002 appointment as president of Spelman, she served as dean and acting president at Mount Holyoke College. She is author of the book “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria” and “Can We Talk About Race? and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation.” Dr. Tatum will engage with conversation partner Evelin Aquino – Cultural Strategist, Consultant, Trainer, and Coach.
Other presenters: Amherst-based Positivity Pod, featuring social justice educators Pat Romney, Paul H. Wiley, Angelica Castro, Kena Acuña, Molly Keehn; Collaborative for Educational Services Joy and Justice Team and local school representatives.
For Grades K-12 administrators, teachers, para-educators, school counselors, nurses, resource officers and others. Lunch will be included.
Sponsored by the Office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan, the SPIFFY and Communities that Care coalitions,
and the Collaborative for Educational Services.