2017 Educational Equity in Action

Educational Equity in Action 2017

Registration closes at midnight on June 17 for the second University of Minnesota convening of Minnesota's education leaders, researchers, policy makers, and non-profit organizations committed to improving educational equity.

When: June 20 & 21

Where: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus

Note: Both days begin and end in Willey Hall. Visit Willey Hall's campus maps page, for directions, parking, and more.

Cost: Individual (before April 30): $100; Individual (after April 30): $125; Group (3 or more): $75/ea.; Student: $50

Register before June 17!

Note: Spots may still be available once the registration site closes. Call 612-625-3695 for availability.

Our goal: Connect schools and communities.

This year's theme is Working Across Schools and Communities to Enhance Social Emotional Learning. University of Minnesota faculty, school, community, and youth leaders will present the latest research and programs that are making a difference in the lives of children and youth across the state.

We'll explore the impact of chronic trauma on youth. We'll also include a special focus on American Indian students.

In a plenary session, Dr. Michael Rodriguez will present Minnesota Student Survey results to help us understand some of the developmental skills, supports, and challenges of Minnesota youth across the various communities with which they identify.


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Keynote speakers

Martin Brokenleg head shotDr. Martin Brokenleg is co-author of the book Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future (Solution Tree Press) and co-developer of the Circle of Courage model and provides training worldwide for individuals who work with youth at risk. He holds a doctorate in psychology and is a graduate of the Anglican Divinity School. Most recently, he was Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology at the Vancouver School of Theology. Dr. Brokenleg was Professor of Native American studies at Augustana University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota for 30 years. He has also been a director of The Neighborhood Youth Corps, chaplain in a correctional setting, and has extensive experience as an alcohol counselor. Dr. Brokenleg has consulted and led training programs throughout North America, New Zealand, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.

Muhammad Khalifa head shot

Dr. Muhammad Khalifa has helped schools, districts, and departments of education address inequities in school. Having worked as a public school teacher and administrator in Detroit, his research examines how urban school leaders enact culturally responsive leadership practices. Dr. Khalifa has recently published in the Teachers College Record, QSE, Urban Review, EAQ, the Journal of Negro Education, and the Journal of School Leadership. He is coeditor of two widely sought books: Handbook on Urban Educational Leadership (Rowan & Littlefield), and Becoming Critical: The Emergence of Social Justice Scholars (SUNY Press). His collective experiences allow him to help U.S. schools perform equity audits to address achievement and discipline gaps. In addition to his urban work in the U.S., Dr. Khalifa has contributed to school leadership reform in African and Asian countries.

Following the event

You'll leave with actions you can take and a support system of others dedicated to educational equity in Minnesota.

For more information or to request disability accomodations, email edequity@umn.edu.

Thank you to our sponsors:

The Minneapolis Foundation wordmark

Youthprise wordmark

Jim and Carmen Campbell Leadership Chair in Education & Human Development

Office for Equity and Diversity

College of Education & Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Educational Equity Resource Center

College Readiness Consortium




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