• May 17, 2012

Advancing the Legacy of Mendez and Brown: A National Conference on School Diversity

  • 9:00 AM
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Panels and Breakout Sessions Include:

  • Framing Brown and Mendez in Contemporary Context: Policy Progress and Prospects
  • Supporting Pro-Integration Leaders in Diverse and Demographically Changing Schools
  • Parallel Movements: Incorporating School Integration into School Reform Agendas
  • The Future of School Integration: A Dialogue
  • Building Community Partnerships and Effectively Conveying Our Messages
  • Enforcement Priorities at the Office of Civil Rights and at the DOJ Civil Rights Division
  • Promoting Cross-Racial Contact and Awareness Outside of School
  • Designing and Funding High Quality, Diverse Magnet Programs
  • It’s Complicated: Untangling the Discourse about Neighborhood Schools and Diversity
  • Beyond Black and White: Advocating for Integration in Latino and Asian American Communities
  • Increasing Cultural Competence, Proficiency and Equity in Integrated Schools Educators
  • Diverse Charter Schools: an Emerging Model
  • Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing: Acknowledging Experiences with Court-Ordered Desegregation Efforts
  • Design and Implementation of School Assignment Plans Post-PICS
  • Diversity in Early Education

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The National Coalition on School Diversity is a network of national civil rights organizations, university-based research institutes, local educational advocacy groups, and academic researchers seeking a greater commitment to racial and economic diversity in federal K-12 education policy and funding. NCSD also supports the work of state and local school diversity practitioners.

NCSD Member Organizations:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund – Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund – American Civil Liberties Union – Poverty & Race Research Action Council – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund – Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School – Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA – University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights – Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University – Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC Berkeley School of Law – Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota – Education Rights Center, Howard University School of Law – One Nation Indivisible – New York Appleseed – National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado – Education Law Center