November 12, 2019
“Education as a Civil Right”

7:30 am- 8:00 am: Registration / Breakfast

Adalie Brent Auditorium
8:00 am : Welcome and Introduction
Chris Meyer, CEO, New Schools for Baton Rouge
8:20 am : Spoken Word Performance
Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore, Director of Community Engagement at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
8:30 am : Keynote Speaker
Jamar McNeely, CEO, InspireNOLA

9:20 am : Session One

  • Adalie Brent Auditorium:
    Brown vs Board of Education: 65 years later
    Understanding the complex racial dynamics still driving education outcomes across the country
    • Speaker: Professor Raymond T. Diamond, LSU Law Center
  • Classroom II (2nd Floor)
    Beyond the Booster Club:
    Fostering school cultures that are family and community inclusive.
    • Speaker: LaMont Cole, Chief Academic Officer, Community School for Apprenticeship Learning (CSAL)
  • Classroom I (2nd Floor)
    Partner Showcase: 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge

10:10 am : Session Two

  • Adalie Brent Auditorium
    Equity in the Age of Accountability: The value of statewide accountability systems in informing choice for underserved communities
    • Speakers:
      • Preston Castille, Board Member-Elect, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)
      • Chris Stewart, CEO, Education Post, 8 Black Hands
  • Classroom II (2nd Floor)
    Partner Showcase: Project 70805

11:00 am : Networking and Lunch
First Floor Atrium

12:00 pm : Session Three

  • Adalie Brent Auditorium
    With Us, Not to Us:
    Elevating Voices of Color in Education Reform
    • 8 Black Hands Podcast
  • Classroom II (2nd Floor)
    2019 Equity Report Findings
    • Urban League of Louisiana
  • Classroom I (2nd Floor)
    Partner Showcase: The Education Trust

12:50 pm : Session Four

  • Adalie Brent Auditorium
    Black Men, Black Boys and Education: How do we position schools to better address the needs of black boys and what is the role of black men?
    • Speakers:
      • Sharif El Mekki, Founder, The Fellowship- Black Male Educators for Social Justice, Center for Black Educator Development and
      • Ted James, State Representative, Chair, Council on the Success of Black Men and Boys
      • Trey Godfrey, Executive Director, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge
  • Classroom II (2nd Floor)
    Allies for Students, How parents and educators can build partnerships in support of equity
    • Speaker: Chrisdelin Kelly Lyles, Parent Organizer, South Louisiana Coalition for Education

1:40 pm : Session Five

  • Adalie Brent Auditorium
    “Education as a Civil Right” The Student Voices
    Moderator: Myra Richardson (Panel Moderator), Youth Organizer and Activist, The Wave

2:30 pm : Closing Remarks
Adalie Brent Auditorium
Chris Meyer, CEO, New Schools for Baton Rouge