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Wednesday, March 17
 

9:25am PDT

Beyond Providing Access: Let's Trust Our Students to Do the Math Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDionne Aminata Books That Build on the Assets of Black Students Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMGlenn DeVoogd Appropriating Culturally Relevant Success Strategies of Black Educational Employees for Black Student Success in Secondary Education Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AM Closing the Achievement Gap: A Quantitative Study Measuring Middle School Students’ Achievement and Growth in a Middle Tennessee Charter Network Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDr. B.T. McGuire Grading for Liberation: Dismantling Oppressive Grading Policies + Mindsets Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMKiersten Gibson-Cooper Igniting Student Success: Changing Your Classroom Through Culturally Responsive Teaching Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMAleka Jackson Speak Life, and I Will Listen: Using Language to Build Relationships and Improve Outcomes Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDerNecia Phillips Utilizing Student Voice and Choice to Implement Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDr. Kemi Mustapha Afro Warrior Scholar Pedagogy: Creating a Revolutionary Loving, Liberatory, (Re)Storative, and Humanizing P.L.A.C.E. and S.P.A.C.E. to Affirm Black-Brilliance Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AM Bias and Anti-Blackness in the Classroom Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMTaylor Anderson Did that just happen? Understanding & Navigating Microaggressions Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMTyler Griffin Disrupting Implicit Bias and Anti-Blackness in School Settings Through a Trauma Informed Lens Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMK-Rahn Vallatine Shattering Microaggressions Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDeraan Washington Anti Racism & Student Voice: Closing the Gap of Black Student Performance by Amplifying Student and Parent Voice Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMAlly Wright College and Career Aspirations: Black Male Perspective on Success Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMSteven Brown Supporting the Whole Black Student Athlete: Amplifying Voices and Activating Networks Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDr. Eno Attah Meekins Who Cares About Black Boys? Moving from Awareness to Advocacy Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDr. LaSonja Flowers- Ivory Building Relationships with Black Students: A Discussion with GDPS Alum Micheal McElveen and Former Coach Stephen Minix Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMStephen Minix • Micheal McElveen Creating an African American Parent Advisory Council Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDr. Angela Clark-Louque Resisting the Savior Complex to Become Co-Liberators: Create Authentic Relationships with Students and Families Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMEmily Schorr Lesnick Courageous Conversations About Race and Equity Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMMichael Moody Practices of Liberation: Self Liberation for Black, Indigenous, People of Color Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMKarima Wilson Honoring Resistant Capital Instead of Punishing Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AM Why'd You Call the Police: De-escalation Strategies to Support Black Students Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMJanelle Thompson How Can We Obtain Equity? We First Have to Acknowledge & Address The Trauma Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMJanecia Rolland How To Create and Maintain a Black Student Organization Session 1- 9:25 AM-10:20 AMDr. Susan Haynes

10:30am PDT

Afro-Latinos- Navigating Two Truths/Navegando Dos Verdades Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMAngela Rodriguez • Blain Watson Uncovering the Path Towards Black and Latinx Solidarity Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMAllan Madrid Beyond Providing Access: Let's Trust Our Students to Do the Math Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMDionne Aminata Books That Build on the Assets of Black Students Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMGlenn DeVoogd Decolonizing the Curriculum – Infusing the History and Culture of Your Students Into Your Curriculum Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMJoseph Edelin Providing Windows and Mirrors for Black Students Through Culturally Relevant Text Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMEno Richardson Grading for Liberation: Dismantling Oppressive Grading Policies + Mindsets Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMKiersten Gibson-Cooper Igniting Student Success: Changing Your Classroom Through Culturally Responsive Teaching Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMAleka Jackson #BlackRepresention: The Importance of Black Teachers and Staff in Schools Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMJosh Hudson • Denver Patterson Beyond Talk About Black Equity: Activate the Q10 Equity Framework Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AM Bias and Anti-Blackness in the Classroom Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMTaylor Anderson Did that just happen? Understanding & Navigating Microaggressions Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMTyler Griffin Dispositions, Skills, and Knowledge that Educators needed to Disrupt implicit bias and anti-Blackness in Classroom/School/Organizational Settings Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMDr. Kitty Fortner Rethinking the Narrative about Black Children: Finding Multiplicity in the Stories of our Black Students Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMAllegra Brown Shattering Microaggressions Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMDeraan Washington Anti Racism & Student Voice: Closing the Gap of Black Student Performance by Amplifying Student and Parent Voice Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMAlly Wright Sparking the Flame: Mentorship to Centralize the Cultural Capital of Black Female Students Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMDr. Krystal Henderson • Niyatt Mengis Who Cares About Black Boys? Moving from Awareness to Advocacy Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMDr. LaSonja Flowers- Ivory You Hear Me, But Are You Really Listening? Supporting Students Exposed to Trauma Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMZoei Scott • Kinh Quoc Huynh Building Relationships with Black Students: A Discussion with GDPS Alum Micheal McElveen and Former Coach Stephen Minix Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMStephen Minix • Micheal McElveen Courageous Conversations About Race and Equity Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMMichael Moody How to Create Affinity (Safe and Brave) Spaces for African American Faculty Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMTyisha Noise Practices of Liberation: Self Liberation for Black, Indigenous, People of Color Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMKarima Wilson Honoring Resistant Capital Instead of Punishing Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AM Meeting The Social and Emotional Needs of Black Students and Families Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMFelecia A. Turner “Redefining Realness”: Trauma-Informed Practices for Memoir Writing in the Gender Expansive BIPOC Classroom Session 2- 10:30 AM- 11:25 AMRadha Ashok Radkar

11:30am PDT

1619 - 2021, from Slavery to Liberation! Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMTorrence Brannon-Reese Utilizing Student Voice and Choice to Implement Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMDr. Kemi Mustapha Afro-Latinos- Navigating Two Truths/Navegando Dos Verdades Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMAngela Rodriguez • Blain Watson Uncovering the Path Towards Black and Latinx Solidarity Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMAllan Madrid Decolonizing the Curriculum – Infusing the History and Culture of Your Students into Your Curriculum Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMJoseph Edelin Providing Windows and Mirrors for Black Students Through Culturally Relevant Text Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMEno Richardson The Importance of Storytelling for Black Children Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PM Appropriating Culturally Relevant Success Strategies of Black Educational Employees for Black Student Success in Secondary Education Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PM Closing the Achievement Gap: A Quantitative Study Measuring Middle School Students’ Achievement and Growth in a Middle Tennessee Charter Network Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMDr. B.T. McGuire Grading for Liberation: Dismantling Oppressive Grading Policies + Mindsets Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMKiersten Gibson-Cooper Igniting Student Success: Changing Your Classroom Through Culturally Responsive Teaching Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMAleka Jackson Speak Life, and I Will Listen: Using Language to Build Relationships and Improve Outcomes Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMDerNecia Phillips Afro Warrior Scholar Pedagogy: Creating a Revolutionary Loving, Liberatory, (Re)Storative, and Humanizing P.L.A.C.E. and S.P.A.C.E. to Affirm Black-Brilliance Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PM Did that just happen? Understanding & Navigating Microaggressions Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMTyler Griffin Dispelling the Myths of the Angry Black Woman: Engaging Mothers and Female Students Through the Lens of African American Women Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMSasha Knox Dispositions, Skills, and Knowledge that Educators Need to Disrupt Racism in Schools Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMDr. Kitty Fortner Disrupting Implicit Bias and Anti-Blackness in School Settings Through a Trauma Informed Lens Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMK-Rahn Vallatine Rethinking the Narrative about Black Children: Finding Multiplicity in the Stories of our Black Students Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMAllegra Brown Shattering Microaggressions Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMDeraan Washington Black Girl Magic is a Glorious Gift: A Firsthand Account of the Power of Poetry to Empower Black Girls Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMHelena Donato-Sapp Storytelling: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMTawanda S. Morgan Supporting the Whole Black Student Athlete: Amplifying Voices and Activating Networks Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMDr. Eno Attah Meekins You Hear Me, But Are You Really Listening? Supporting Students Exposed to Trauma Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMZoei Scott • Kinh Quoc Huynh Courageous Conversations About Race and Equity Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMMichael Moody How to Create Affinity (Safe and Brave) Spaces for African American Faculty Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMTyisha Noise How Can We Obtain Equity? We First Have to Acknowledge & Address The Trauma Session 3- 11:35 AM- 12:30 PMJanecia Rolland