About the Event
Providing equitable and fair access to education is a way to close achievement gaps between students. However, due to the historic policies rooted in systemic racism, Black and African American families are faced with disparities in education for their children. In this discussion, we will explore how structural racism has influenced the K-12 education system.
Attendees are asked to listen to Nice White Parents before the discussion and bring reflections to engage in thoughtful conversations.
Moderator - Adrienne Cole Johnson, MSW, Social Entrepreneur, Educational Leader, Businesswoman and Community Advocate.
- Dr. Benjamin Campbell, Religious Leader and Community Activist
- Dr. Cassandra Boyd Willis, Veteran Educator, Experienced Researcher and Policy Analyst
- Rodney Robinson, Virgie Binford Education Center Educator within Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, National Teacher of the Year (2019)
Attendees are asked to listen to Nice White Parents before the discussion and bring reflections to engage in a thoughtful conversation.
Continue the Conversations
After each discussion panelists' recommended resources will be posted on vpm.org/talk. We encourage attendees to use this information to have authentic and informed dialogue about racism and race with family and friends and on social media with #VPMtalk.
Broadcast & Stream
This discussion will be recorded and edited to a 1-hour program that will broadcast on VPM PBS and stream on VPM Facebook at 9:00pm on October 1st. Not all of the live panel discussion will be in this program.
Additional Series Discussions
- Part I: Systemic Racism
- Part II: Equity In Education
- Part III: Wealth Building
- Part IV: Disparities In Housing