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The Suburban Promise of Brown

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The Suburban Promise of Brown

Addressing Challenges to Sustaining Racially Diverse Schools and Communities

A Symposium of Ideas, Solutions and Possibilities on the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Once seen as havens for middle-class whites fleeing the cities, the American suburbs have become far more diverse, putting them at the epicenter of the struggle for integration and equal opportunity. Much progress is being made around these issues, especially in the area of fair housing, but the crisis of separate and unequal schools is as salient in the suburbs as anywhere.

Speakers include

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President of the Ford Foundation

Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law at Georgetown University

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jeannie Oakes, Director of Educational Opportunity and Scholarship Programs at the Ford Foundation and President-elect of the American Educational Research Association

Schedule for Friday, May 2, 2014


8:00 a.m. Breakfast / Registration
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Symposium
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
The Symposium will take place at Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

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Director: Amy Stuart Wells

Location: 525 W 120th Street