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DAY 1 CONCURRENT SESSION | Journey Toward Justice: Transforming Education Institutions

This panel discussion will explore what it means to be a transformational organization, one with policies reflecting a commitment to  anti-racism and attitudes that are inclusive and equitable for all members of the community. Panelists will discuss:

  • How the events of 2020 (pandemic, police brutality, Black Lives Matter) forced us to look within at our own racism, biases, and “isms”
  • Strategies for transforming commitment into actions
  • The role of schools and non-profit organizations in the local community, and how our relationships with families, neighbors, and partners informs our work
  • Relationships with funders, and how access barriers present challenges and opportunities.

The session will end with a call to action: how are you making space at your table?

Peter L. Bailey, Head of School, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Jessica Zweig, Program Director, Play On Philly
Helen Eaton, Chief Executive Officer, Settlement Music School

Melissa Draganac-Hawk, Director of Student Affairs, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm EDT