2014-2015 PENN SUMMIT SERIES
PENN SUMMIT ON BLACK GIRLS AND WOMEN IN EDUCATION
The Penn Summit on Black Girls and Women in Education focuses on highlighting the experiences and realities of Black girls and women in educational contexts. During this summit we aim to explore these experiences and collaborate to improve our organizational, professional, and institutional practices regarding Black girls and women. The summit will open with a keynote address from Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and activist around the #WhyWeCantWait movement. Immediately following, attendees will attend concurrent sessions with their colleagues to engage nuanced understandings of Black girls and women in education.
PENN SUMMIT ON TALKING ABOUT RACE IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
This winter summit for classroom teachers, led by Center Director Dr. Ali Michael, focuses on supporting teachers to know how to talk about race with students. How to respond when race comes up in class, how to ask critical questions that support students learning about race, how to set parameters that help support all students within the conversation, what White children need to learn about race, and the importance of supporting positive racial identity development of all students. The workshop is aimed at teachers from kindergarten to high school.
PENN SUMMIT ON BLACK MALE COLLEGE STUDENT SUCCESS
In this inaugural summit, experts from the Center will present powerful insights on successfully getting more Black male students to and through higher education. The keynote address and concurrent sessions will focus on better preparing these young men for college admission and success, more effectively engaging them in educationally purposeful activities, enhancing their personal and career development, addressing racial disparities in intercollegiate athletics, and learning from models of institutional excellence.
PENN SUMMIT ON PREPARING RACIALLY PROFICIENT TEACHERS
With featured speaker Dr. Howard Stevenson, Constance E. Clayton Professor of Urban Education and the author of Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools, center co-directors Dr. Shaun R. Harper and Dr. Ali Michael will lead a daylong workshop with a focus on supporting teachers in their development of racial proficiency and culturally aware pedagogy. The summit will consist of interactive workshops and keynote talks with emphasis on raising race questions, facilitation strategies, and long-term skill development for racial proficiency. The content will be relevant to teachers, teacher educators and administrators.