8th Annual Social Justice Leadership Summit – Equity with Intentionality (3/20/20)

Posted On 6 March, 2020



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March 20, 2020
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8th Annual Social Justice Leadership Summit
Equity with Intentionality
This year’s Social Justice Leadership Summit seeks to bring together those individuals and groups interested in taking social justice advocacy efforts to the next level by focusing on "praxis" or "intentional activism." In Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Freire described praxis as "reflection and action directed at the structures to be transformed." Please join us as we work together to consider and plan for the implementation of efforts to ensure systems become more equitable.
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr.
Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr. is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A native of Kingsville in South Texas and a first-generation college student, Dr. Alemán melds his personal and professional interests with research that has the potential to address the racialized and institutionalized inequities that have historically underserved students and communities of color. In late 2014, he produced and co-wrote Stolen Education, a documentary about the forgotten history of a little-known federal desegregation court case from the 1950s, Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated School District (1957). Dr. Alemán earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration, with a concentration in Educational Policy and Planning, from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT-Austin he also completed a doctoral certification in Mexican American Studies. He has an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, New York.
Breakout Sessions
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is the largest, most successful K-12 College Readiness System in the United States and eliminates the college readiness gap. The presenter will provide an overview and results after 40 years, particularly for low income, minority and underserved students.
Edward Lee Vargas, Ed.D., Executive Vice President at AVID Center

Coaching Toward Equity: A Scenario-Based Workshop for Practitioners
Participants will work in small groups to analyze a variety of classroom and school-based scenarios and collaborate to determine a course of action.
Ryan Goins, Education Specialist at Center for Powerful Public Schools
Sarah Brown, Education Specialist at Center for Powerful Public Schools

Cultural Music Education, Equity in Action
Lucia D. Vazquez, Ed.D., Central Valley Equal Voice Network

Equity and Access through Early College: How Community College Partnerships Stop the School to Prison Pipeline
Monica Jara Guerra, Ed.D., Director, College & Alumni Initiatives at Grimmway Academy
Christine Cruz-Boone, Ed.D., Arvin Early College Faculty at Bakersfield College

Equity Requires Transformative Leadership to Evoke Praxis
Peter Flores III, M. Ed., doctoral candidate, Director of Student Services at Santa Maria Joint Union High School District

Fresno Unified School District’s Personalized Learning Initiative: An Approach to Building Equitable Learning Opportunities for All Students
Molly McMains, Ph.D., School Leadership Data Analyst: Teacher on Special Assignment at Fresno Unified School District
Ryan Coe, Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning at Fresno Unified School District

Leading with Equity in a Time of Trends
Felipe Mercado, Ed.D., Principal at West Fresno Elementary/CEO of Wise Souls

LGBTQ Cultural Proficiency and School Climate
Rob Darrow, Ed.D., Adjunct professor at CSU Monterey Bay, Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz County

Opening the a-g Gate for English Learners: Understanding the Law as it Applies to English Learner Placement in Courses and How to Provide Equity and Access for Higher Education
Lauren Lemons Odell, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction & Professional Development at Modesto City Schools

Social Emotional Learning and Intersectionality: What Practitioners Need to Know as Adult Learners Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Serena Arias, Ed.D., BCBA, Coordinator Equity and Student Services at Visalia Unified School District

Shifting from the Narrow Zone of Zero Tolerance to a Wide Region of Restorative Practices: Black girls and School Discipline
Angela Clark Louque, Ed.D., Professor at CSU San Bernardino
Talisa Sullivan-Ingram, Ph.D., Professor at CSU San Bernardino

The 7 C’s of Family and Community Engagement
This presentation is designed to equip participants with learning strategies on engaging diverse families and communities.
Angela Clark Louque, Ed.D., Professor at CSU San Bernardino
Reyes Quezada, Ed.D., Professor at University of San Diego

Working in a Culturally Diverse World
Emma Ilori, MPH Adjunct Faculty at Fresno Pacific University
Babatunde Ilori, Executive Director of Accountability and Communications at Madera Unified School District

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General Registration
$150.00
CLEAR Members
$125.00
Student Registration (Grad) $100.00
Student Registration (Undergrad)
$50.00
Event Details

Friday, March 20, 2020
7:30am-4:00pm
Clovis Veterans Memorial District
808 4th Street
Clovis, CA 93612

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Written by Kelvin Alfaro

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