The Role We Play: Civil Rights & Civic Space


2:00PM - Main Ballroom

Session Contributors:

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University

Dr. Leah Austin, Vice President of Programs at the Southern Education Foundation

Andrea Young, Esq., Executive Director at the American Civil Liberities Union of Georgia

Derreck Kayongo, CEO at the Center of Civil and Human Rights 

Session Description:

Melissa Harris-Perry will facilitate a discussion on the importance of civil rights organizations such as the Southern Education Foundation in moving forward an education justice agenda. Participants will offer recommendations for the future and key considerations as they forecast how collaboration across philanthropy, policy, and practice can drive maximum impact for the education community and the students that stand to gain the most from their thoughtful partnership. 

*All session information is subject to change.


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