A two-Part Symposium

Sincerest Gratitude

On behalf of the NAACP San Diego Branch & SDSU’s Black Minds Project, I would like to personally extend our gratitude to each and every phenomenal panelist and participant. Thank you for making our symposium on Working Together to Improve Outcomes for All Black Children and Families a heartfelt success.

Here is Day One’s recording:

Day One: Why Black Educators Matter

Speakers:

  • Dr. J. Luke Wood, San Diego State University, Distinguished Professor of Education
  • Dr. Adisa Alkebulan, SDSU, Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies (invited)
  • Dr. Micia Mosely, Founder and Director of the Black Teacher Project
  • Lisa Kelly, Middle School Teacher, Black Teacher Project Fellow
  • Dr. Ernest Black, Statewide Director of the CalStateTEACH Program
  • Dr. Joe Fulcher, Assistant Superintendent, Equity, Culture & Support Services, Sweetwater Union High School District

Moderator: Katrina Hasan Hamilton

Here is Day Two’s recording:

Day Two: Why Support is Critical for Increasing Black Parent Involvement in Schools

  • Dr. Grace Carroll – Wordsmith LLC, Akira’s Book Club & The Village Project’s Emanyatta Program
  • Dr. Idara Essien – SDSU, Assistant Professor Child and Family Development
  • Selam Gebrekristos, M.F.T. – SDSU, Co-Director of MA in Education with a concentration in Counseling. SDCC, Counselor
  • Rashida Hameed – President/CEO of Epiphany Women in Focus, Epiphany Project
  • Mohamed Qas – SDSU, The Black Minds Project
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