Please join us on the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (May 17th, 2012) for the second national conference of the National Coalition on School Diversity. 

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Advancing the Legacy of Mendez and Brown
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hart Auditorium in McDonough Hall
Georgetown Law School  
600 New Jersey Ave NW 
Washington, DC
General Registration: $50
Students: $25
We will: 
  • Continue engaging with key officials in the Obama Administration on education enforcement and policy  
  • Hear testimony from educators about the challenges and successes of integration efforts in their local communities  
  • Explore the connections between school diversity research and school reform policies and priorities

 

National Coalition on School Diversity Member Organizations

NAACP Legal Defense FundMexican American Legal Defense and Educational FundAmerican Civil Liberties UnionPoverty & Race Research Action CouncilLawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawAsian American Legal Defense and Education FundCharles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law SchoolCivil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA ▪ University of North Carolina Center for Civil RightsKirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State UniversityChief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC Berkeley School of LawInstitute on Race and Poverty at the University of MinnesotaEducation Rights Center, Howard University School of LawOne Nation IndivisibleNew York AppleseedNational Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado

 

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WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONS
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9:00-9:15am
Welcoming Remarks

9:30-10:30am
Framing Brown and Mendez in Contemporary Context: Policy Progress and Prospects

10:45am-12:00pm
Supporting Pro-Integration Leaders in Diverse and Demographically Changing Schools

12:15-1:30pm
Brown Bag Lunch and Workshops
  • Building Community Partnerships and Effectively Conveying Our Messages
  • Enforcement Priorities at the Office of Civil Rights and at the DOJ Civil Rights Division
  • Promoting Cross-Racial Contact and Awareness Outside of School
  • Designing and Funding High Quality, Diverse Magnet Programs
  • It's Complicated: Untangling the Discourse about Neighborhood Schools and Diversity 
  • Beyond Black and White: Advocating for Integration in Latino and Asian American Communities
1:45-3:00pm
Parallel Movements: Incorporating School Integration Into School Reform Agendas

3:15-4:30pm
Dessert & Breakout Sessions
  • Increasing Cultural Competence and Equity in Integrated Schools
  • Diverse Charter Schools: an Emerging Model
  • Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing: Acknowledging Experiences with Court-Ordered Desegregation
  • Designing Research That Can Inform Policy
  • To Teach or Not to Teach: Addressing School Integration in the Curriculum
  • Diversity in Early Education  

4:45-5:30pm  

The Future of School Integration: A Dialogue

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CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS 
We'll continue to post the names of confirmed panelists and workshop leaders here.
  • Valerie Batts, Executive Director, VISIONS, Inc. (more info)
  • Anurima Bhargava, Chief, Educational Opportunities Section, Civil Rights Division at Department of Justice
  • Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (more info)  
  • Del Burns, Former Superintendent, Wake County Public Schools (more info)
  • Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law, Georgetown University (bio)
  • George Coleman, Consultant to the Connecticut Commissioner of Education, Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Eric Cooper, President and Founder, National Urban Alliance (bio
  • Quyen Dinh, Education Policy Advocate, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (bio)  
  • Lisa Donlan, President, Community Education Council for Community School District 1 in NYC (more info)
  • Bruce Douglas, Executive Director, Capitol Region Education Council (bio
  • Mary FilardoExecutive Director, 21st Century School Fund (bio)
  • James Forman, Clinical Professor, Yale Law School   
  • Willis Hawley, Director, Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Diverse Students Initiative (more info
  • Dr. Anna Hinton, Director, Parental Options and Information, U.S. Department of Education (bio)
  • Elizabeth Horton Sheff, Education Activist, Hartford, CT (bio
  • Jennifer Jellison Holme, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Planning, University of Texas at Austin (bio
  • Jennifer Jones-Clark, Associate Program Director for New England, Facing History and Ourselves (more info)
  • Richard Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation (bio)
  • Melissa Krull, Former Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools 
  • Jamie Lew, Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University (bio
  • Jaime-Jin Lewis, Executive Director, Border Crossers (more info)    
  • Julie Mead, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Univ. of Wisconsin (bio)
  • Jessy Molina, Outreach Director, Welcoming America (bio
  • Donna Nevel, Community psychologist and Coordinator, Participatory Action Research Center for Education Organizing in partnership with the Educational Leadership Program at Steinhardt/NYU (more info)
  • Halley Potter, Policy Associate, Century Foundation (bio)
  • Jeanne Reid, Teachers College, Columbia University 
  • Vanessa Siddle Walker, Professor of History of American Education and of Qualitative Research Methods, Emory University (bio)
  • Ken Tanabe, President and Founder, Loving Day (more info)  
  • Bill Tobin, Visiting Research Fellow, Social Science Research Institute, Duke University   
 CONFIRMED NCSD PARTICIPANTS
  • Khin Mai AungDirector, Educational Equity and Youth Rights Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Derek Black, Associate Professor of Law, Howard Univ. Law School (bio)
  • John Brittain, Professor of Law, Univ. of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (bio
  • Joshua CivinCounsel to the Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (bio)
  • Susan Eaton, Research Director, The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School (bio)
  • Lia EppersonAssociate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law (bio)
  • James Ferg-CadimaRegional Counsel (Washington, DC), Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (bio
  • Erica Frankenberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy Studies, Pennsylvania State University College of Education (bio
  • Patricia Gándara, Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA (bio)
  • Rachel Godsil, Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law (bio
  • Elizabeth Haddix, Staff Attorney, UNC Center for Civil Rights (bio)
  • Damon HewittDirector of the Education Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (bio)
  • Gary OrfieldCo-Director, The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA (bio)
  • Myron Orfield, Executive Director, Institute on Race & Poverty at the University of Minnesota School of Law (bio)
  • Dennis Parker, Director, Racial Justice Program, American Civil Liberties Union 
  • Dianne Piche, Senior Counsel & Director of Education Programs, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Brenda ShumSenior Counsel for the Educational Opportunities Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (bio)
  • Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University (bio)
  • Leticia Smith-Evans, Assistant Counsel of the Education Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (bio)  
  • Philip Tegeler, Executive Director, Poverty and Race Research Action Council (bio)
  • David Tipson, New York Office Director, Appleseed Network (bio
  • Deb Vagins, Senior Legislative Counsel on Civil Rights Issues, American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office

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The National Coalition on School Diversity is a network of national civil rights organizations, university-based research institutes, local educational advocacy groups, and academic researchers seeking a greater commitment to racial and economic diversity in federal K-12 education policy and funding. NCSD also supports the work of state and local school diversity practitioners.
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Integration
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The National Coalition on School Diversity is forming a network to help increase communication between education researchers, policymakers, and advocates. If you are an educational researcher and are interested in learning more about this developing community of researchers, please email the NCSD. 

To help inform NCSD's efforts, we are also in the process of creating a Research Advisory Panel. Confirmed members to date include:
  • Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Northeastern University
  • Jomills Henry Braddock II, University of Miami
  • Casey Cobb, University of Connecticut
  • John Diamond, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Erica Frankenberg, Penn State University
  • Douglas Harris, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jennifer Jellison Holme, University of Texas at Austin
  • Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation
  • Jamie Lew, Rutgers University
  • Roslyn Mickelson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Pedro Noguera, New York University
  • sean reardon, Stanford University
  • Vanessa Siddle Walker, Emory University
  • Linda Tropp, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Richard Valencia, University of Texas at Austin
  • Amy Stuart Wells, Columbia University
NCSD 
Steering
Committee 
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Poverty & Race Research Action Council
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School
  • Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA
  • University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights
  • Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University
  • Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota
  • Professor Derek Black of Howard University School of Law
  • Professor Kevin Welner at the University of Colorado
  • Professor John C. Brittain at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law

NEED A HOTEL ROOM?

NCSD has a block of rooms set aside on Wednesday, March 16th for a reasonable price ($229) across town at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center. If you'd like to reserve a room, contact the hotel directly at 202-687-3200 or reserve a room online here.

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National Coalition on School Diversity

Website: www.school-diversity.org

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 202-544-5066 

Mailing Address: c/o PRRAC, 1200 18th St. NW #200 Washington, DC 20036