Where is My Place in Class?
Tuesday, June 30 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
Widespread school closures have impacted the most vulnerable populations of students, particularly African American children. Students have lost valuable classroom time, which only compounds existing systemic prejudices that keep them from their rightful place in the educational pipeline.
Hear from a panel of community leaders as we discuss how the current events and existing policies are affecting the mental and physical health of African American students, their safety, and learning outcomes. What can we do now to enforce change?
Key focuses of this presentation include:
- Mental effect of the pandemic and recent protests on the African American child
- Physical effect of the pandemic and recent protests on the African American child
- How to keep African American children safe—from the pandemic to the protest
- How citizens can help change legislation that is harmful to the African American child
- How school districts are making decisions and implementing initiatives to bridge the gap in education after excessive interruptions in the school year