The All Children, Our Future: Civil Rights and Education Conference brings together a diverse group of national, state, and local advocates who will spend the day learning and sharing about critical areas of concern and interest for the civil rights community in education, discussing strategies for action, and leaving ready to act individually and collectively to ensure every child equal educational opportunity and the chance to fulfill their dreams freed from historical barriers and discrimination. We will draw on more than 200 years of struggle and strength and prepare ourselves for the challenges of our current moment in the service of our communities.
The All Children, Our Future: Civil Rights and Education Conference will feature keynote speaker Catherine Lhamon, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.
Resources from The Leadership Conference Education Fund
- Results from our annual polling: “New Education Majority”
- Toolkit: Advocating for Educational Equity & High Standards
- Toolkit: Every Student Succeeds Act Guide for Advocates
- Policy brief: “School Discipline Guidance and Students’ Civil Rights”
Elizabeth Olsson – Advancing Justice in Schools: Where Do We Go From Here?
- Locked Out of the Classroom: How Implicit Bias Contributes to Disparities in School Discipline (Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.)
- Engage for Education Equity: A Toolkit for School Communities on ESSA (Partners for Each and Every Child, Dignity in Schools, and NAACP LDF)
Marlyn Tillman – Advancing Justice in Schools: Where Do We Go From Here?
- Gwinnett Parent Coalition to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline: A Community-Based Solution
- Education Series
Dr. Bob Stechuk – Early Childhood Education: Setting up Our Children for Success
Tommy Ramirez – Present in the Classroom: Educators of Color and Native Educators on Creating Racial Justice in Education
Sarah Munshi – Queering the Classroom: How the American Education System Can Better Serve LGBTQ Students
- Lisa Fithian’ s Notes on the Building Blocks for Change: Power, Fear, Oppression, Interest, Strategy, Campaigns, Actions, Organizing and Leadership
- Blog post: I’m a Trans Student of Color. Supporting Me Means Fighting White Supremacy.
Cindy Liu – Parent Advocates: Effectively Engaging Parents to Be at the Forefront
Maria (Conchita) Hernandez Legorreta – In Our Own Voices: Welcoming People with Disabilities in All Schools
- National Coalition of Latinx with Disabilities
- Video Dispelling Beauty Myths with Conchita Hernandez
- Ramp Your Voice
- Rooted in Rights
- Nos Magazine
Date: May 2, 2018
Location: University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
The University of California Washington Center is located within three blocks of the Farragut North and Dupont Circle stops on D.C.’s metro rail system. Click here to view it on a map and get directions.
Accommodations: Nearby hotels include:
- Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Ave. NW
- Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW
- Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW
Contact: For questions or accommodations, please contact gro.sthgirlivicnull@ecnerefnocsthgirlivicnoitacude or 202-263-2856.
Click below to read and download the invitation and agenda: