Date(s) - 10/09/19
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
What would it take for preK-12 schools, higher education institutions, and communities to collaborate around efforts to promote racial integration, equity, and an excellent education for all students? This conference will explore ways to include the diverse voices of students and their families, educators and researchers, and Kansas City community members who have been silenced and/or marginalized throughout periods of segregation and urban educational renewal efforts. We will explore initiatives that focus on educational equity and building integrated, thriving urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Featuring Keynote Speaker
Kevin Fox Gotham, Ph.D., C.P.P.
Kevin Fox Gotham is Associate Dean of graduate programs, grants, and research in the School of Liberal Arts and Professor of Sociology at Tulane University. He is a prolific author on such diverse topics as school segregation, urban redevelopment, and the racialization of space, including “Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, Second Edition: The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2010.”
This conference is sponsored by The UMKC School of Education Dean Young Pai Grant, the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET), and Rockhurst University.
All educators and community members are welcome to attend! There are no registration fees. Free onsite parking will be available. To register, visit Conference Registration