“Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.” ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Join us for our monthly BRAVE Community Conversation about Representation in Education and COVID-19. Today, about 47% of students in K-12 public schools in America identify as people of color, while about 79% of U.S. public school teachers identified as non-Hispanic White (NCES, 2018). Culturally responsive education is so important for everyone, particularly young people of color, for them to feel seen, heard, and represented. Let's listen, learn, discuss, and take action steps with how to get diverse information and resources available in our communities, especially during COVID-19.
Hear from our diverse panelists that will share their stories and experiences about the importance of representation in education, dispelling mis and disinformation, and COVID-19 vaccination information. And, we will be sharing more about our "I Am BRAVE" Young People's Book Drive from January 8th-23rd.
Sharon Cohan, Founder & ED of VaxTogetherAustin
Michelle Hutson-Crawford, Director of K-12 Education, United Way for Greater Austin
Ally Owens, 9th grader at Anderson HS
Thais Perkins, Owner of Reverie Books
Arati Singh, At-Large Trustee and Board Secretary of AISD
Matt Williams, Immunizer at Walgreens
This discussion will be on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook. Please RSVP so we may share addtional resources to you, and invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. There will be time for Q&A during the event. If you have any questions you'd like for us to ask in advanced, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's Build Relationships Awareness Voices and Engagement to be a BRAVE commUNITY!