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Participant Guide

Includes all conference information including details about accessibility, tech requirements, FAQ, mini-resource library, and all presenter biographies and keynote/workshop descriptions. 

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Featured Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

The Black Boy Question: Can White (Women) Educators Build #BlackGenius & Black Excellence?

This workshop introduces the book, A White Women's Guide to Teaching Black Boys. It was created to support White Women to engage in concentrated, focused inquiry around their relationships with Black male students and the impact on those relationships related to issues of white supremacy, white privilege, race, and racism. If we can do this, if we can fix education so that Black boys show up at schools in the wholeness of their selves, so that Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge and love at school, so that Black boys grow up to live full lives with meaningful work and a sound educational foundation, White women will be key to making it happen. White women are in the driver’s seat in the classroom in America. We don’t have an option here. White women have to do this work.

Event Schedule

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Schedule

 

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 – from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

9:00 – 9:15 AM | Opening remarks

9:15 – 10:15 AM | Keynote with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.: The Black Boy Question: Can White (Women) Educators Build #BlackGenius & Black Excellence?

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Workshop block: choose one!

  • All-Black, Pro-Black. Crafting Black Transformative Environments (Even in all White Spaces)

  • BOOM AND ZOOM! Supporting Boys in the Preschool Classroom

  • Through Our Eyes – The Lived Experiences of Black Male Teachers

1:30 – 3:30 PM | Keynote workshop with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.: America is Changing: #StayWokeEducators

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 – from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

9:00 – 9:15 AM | Opening remarks

9:15 – 10:15 AM | Keynote with Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan: Elevating the Genius of Black Boys

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Workshop block: choose one!

  • Early Literacy Kings

  • #naturesowhite: Liberating Outdoor Spaces for Families of Color

  • Risky Play is Risky Business: The Equity of Play

  • Why We Can’t Wait: A Lifetime Commitment to our Black Males
     

1:30 – 3:30 PM | Keynote workshop with Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan: Black Cultural Capital and the Black Community

Friday, June 4th, 2021 – from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

9:00 – 9:15 AM | Opening remarks

9:15 – 10:15 AM | African American Male Achievement (AAMA) Student Leadership Council (SLC) of Seattle Public Schools: Youth Panel

10:30 – 11:30 AM | Keynote with Chris Chatmon: We Dare Say Love