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Black Minds Matter

Presenter: Dr. J. Luke Wood

Associate vice president for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, distinguished professor of Education at San Diego State University, and co-director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab.

Transformational Leadership, Collective Impact, and Equity in complex and uncertain times: The role of education in advancing multigenerational access and success

Presenter: Dr. Diane Forbes Berthoud

Assistant vice chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego.

@Blackinpusd Student Advocates

Presenters: Nene & Ekene Okolo

Reimagining Public Schools: Building Our Collective Movement Towards Racial Equity and Social Justice

Presenter: Guadalupe Guerrero

Guadalupe Guerrero is the Superintendent of Portland Public Schools, Oregon's largest and most diverse school district. With over 25 years of experience in several large urban school districts, including San Francisco and Boston, Guerrero leads with a proven commitment to a bold racial equity agenda, reimagining systems to be more responsive and supportive of student needs. In addition to his visionary leadership in Portland, Superintendent Guerrero serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Great City Schools, the nation's voice for urban public education.

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Emancipatory Equity Education: A Liberation of Learning & Leading with Love

Presenter: Dr. Zachary Green

Professor of practice and director of Leadership Development at The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego

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What Anti-Racism Really Means For Educators

Presenter: Jamilah Pitts

Educator, educational consultant, equity and justice strategist, yoga teacher, curriculum designer, and writer.

California Indian Education for All

Presenters: Dr. Joely Proudfit  & Nicole Lim-Myers J.D.

Dr. Joely Proudfit is the Director California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos where she serves as Professor and Department Chair of the American Indian Studies Department. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the California American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival.

Dr. Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, directs museum projects, including supporting K-12 schools and districts with culturally responsive curriculum and instruction.

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Pay Exquisite Attention to Relationships

Presenter: Dr. Margaret Wheatley

Author, speaker, educator, and founder of The Berkana Institute, whose most recent book is Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity.

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A Mile In My Shoes: Using Student Experiences to Design School Systems

Presenters: Mike Strong, Rodrigo Arancibia, Dr. Martín Casas, and Dr. Adriana Lepe-Ramirez.

Mike is an educator at High Tech High, a School Retool designer and coach, and the founder of Blue Dot Education. He works with school and systems leaders around the country to help them design and redesign more human-centered schools.

Rodrigo, High Tech High Graduate School of Education, is the Director of Philosophy and Co-Directs the CARPE College Access Network. Rodrigo believes in the transformative power of relationships as a keystone to successful schools and school systems. It’s through these relationships that schools and communities can learn, improve, and thrive.

Dr. Martín Casas is Principal at San Pasqual High School in the Escondido Union High School District. Dr. Casas was recently recognized as the 2019 – 2020 ACSA Region 18 Principal of Year. He is an Our Voice Academy fellow, School Retool fellow, and currently serves as President of the North County Conference. You can follow Martín on Twitter at @MartinCasas.

Dr. Adriana Lepe-Ramirez is Principal at Escondido High School in the Escondido Union High School District. A Chrispeels Doctoral Fellow in Educational Leadership. Dr. Lepe-Ramirez is a life-long champion for equity and diversity. She believes in the power of student voice and developing teacher leadership in public education.

Presenter: Dr. Monique Morris

Author, social justice scholar, executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and founder and chair of the National Black Women's Justice Institute.

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