2022 Annual MLK Day Community Conversation on Race

The Purpose of Education – Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with Racially Inclusive Curricula
Event Date: 
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join the
2022 Annual MLK Day Community Conversation on Race:
"The Purpose of Education – Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with Racially Inclusive Curricula." 

10am - Noon on Zoom 

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Please join us for the annual MLK Day Community Conversation on Race.  This year’s topic is : "The Purpose of Education - Honoring Dr. King's Legacy with (Racially) Inclusive Curriculum" ~ 10:00am - 12:00pm. Please join us via Zoom. This year, we revisit Dr. King’s seminal work The Purpose of Education (through a 21st century lens). We will trace some of the racial injustices that are inherent in school curriculum which result in the disparities seen in today’s public education system. As a community, we hope to create tangible and actionable anti-racist steps towards a more just education system to honor Dr. King’s vision for true learning.   This year we are honored to have leading expert Dr. Debora Jackson. 

Dr. Debora Jackson (DMin, MDiv, ME, MS, BS), Professor of Practice and Dean of the Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of the most influential education and business leaders of our time. After a successful career in software & IT engineering spanning over two decades, she broadened and shifted her work to designing and executing transformative paradigms in multiple fields.  Recently, she has focused her scholarship and leadership on re-orienting education so that it is equitable and innovative for broader societal impact. She has authored two books and numerous articles on the power of transformative education.   Like Rev. Dr. King himself, she is also spiritual leader and has a Doctorate of Ministry.  She previously served as Executive Director of the Ministers Council of American Baptist Churches and was a Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Needham, MA.

 

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Resources curated for the 2022 MLK Day Community Conversation on Race can be accesse HERE.