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Equity Now: 70 Years of Brown vs. Board Conference

NYU Metro Center's 2024 Equity Conference

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This year, NYU Metro Center’s Annual Equity Conference commemorates the promise of 70 years of Brown vs. Board on May 17, 2024. In this historical moment, Brown vs. Board reminds us what it means to fight for equity on behalf of our Black, Indigenous, and Latinx children, students with disabilities and multilingual learners who still have not received equality nor equity in their educational experiences. As such, the only way we will fulfill the hope of Brown vs. Board is to prioritize, organize, push for equity and take action now! 

NYU Metro Center’s 2024 Equity Conference is Honored to Have Dr. Gholdy Muhammad as Keynote Speaker

The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools is proud to announce Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad as the keynote speaker for its 2024 Equity Now: 70 Years after Brown vs. Board Conference.

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NYU Metro Center's 2024 Equity Now Conference Schedule

2024 Equity Conference Schedule

8:45-9:30am: Continental Breakfast 

9:00-9:10am: Message from Dr. Fabienne Doucet, Executive Director of NYU Metro Center

9:10-9:25am: Message from Dean Jack H. Knott, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

9:25-9:30am: Introduction to Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

9:30-10:30am: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

10:32-10:50am: Book Signing with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad 

10:55am-12:05pm: AM Breakout Sessions 

12:15-1:10pm: Networking Lunch

1:20-2:30pm: PM Breakout Sessions 

2:35-3:00pm: Coffee Networking

3:00-4:15pm: Panel Conversation: Moving Equity 70 Years Post Brown vs. Board

4:15-4:30pm: Reflections and Closing

2024 Equity Now: 70 Years After Brown vs. Board | AM Breakout Sessions

Are you attending NYU Metro Center's 2024 Equity Now Conference? Review the AM Workshop Panels for the Equity Conference here.

2024 Equity Now: 70 Years After Brown vs. Board | PM Breakout Sessions

Are you attending NYU Metro Center's 2024 Equity Now Conference? Review the PM Workshop Panels for the Equity Conference here.

Moving Equity: 70 Years Post Brown vs. Board | Panel Discussion

This Equity Now Conference conversation interrogates this contemporary moment which finds many of America’s schools to still be largely segregated. Why does school segregation persist 70 years after this landmark Supreme Court decision?

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Do not miss the early-bird registration dates for the NYU Metro Center's Equity Now Conference at the bottom of this webpage.

The Equity Now Conference will offer educators, parents/caregivers, youth, community organizers, and technical assistance providers a full day of learning to engage sustainable district and school-based equity practices that center efforts to get to equity and liberatory education practices.

NYU Metro Center’s 2024 Equity Conference will facilitate opportunities for networking with members of educational communities who have committed to the process of transforming their classrooms, schools, & districts. Equity Now attendees will walk away with clear next steps on what one must do to move toward equity!

Equity Now Conference Travel and Lodging Options

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Be sure not to miss the Early Bird deadline for NYU Metro Center's 2024 Equity Conference. 

Early Bird Conference Registration prior to April 26th, 2024

  • Regular Registration Cost*: $200.00

  • Presenter Registration Cost: $180.00

  • Only Teacher Registration Cost: $110.00 (must send verification of teacher status)

  • NYU Metro Center Staff/ Family Member Rate: $60

  • Non-Educator Parent/Caregiver Registration Cost: $60.00

  • College Students Registration Cost  $70.00 (must send verification of student status)

  • Middle School/ High School Students**: Free

 Standard Conference Registration ends on April 15th, 2024

  • Regular Registration Cost*: $210.00

  • Presenter Registration Cost: $190.00

  • Only Teacher Registration Cost: $120.00 (must send verification of teacher status)

  • Non-Educator Parent/Caregiver Registration Cost: $70.00

  • College Students Registration Cost  $80.00 (must send verification of student status)

  • Middle School/ High School Students**: Free

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**Middle School/ High School Students: Free; please contact María G. Hernández for MS/HS student attendance.

*Regular registration includes anyone who is not a teacher, parent/caregiver, college student, or presenter.

APPRECIATIONS

This event could not have been put together without the extraordinary contributions of the following persons listed below.

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Acknowledgments 

The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools wishes to extend our appreciation and gratitude to all who were involved in making this equity conference a success. Without tireless work, dedication and commitment our conference would have not been possible.

  • Dr. Fabienne Doucet
  • Dr. Maria G. Hernandez
  • Dr. Andolyn Brown
  • Reed Swier
  • Silvia Taylor
  • Keno Moore
  • Jules Csallig
  • Rhea Almeda
  • Matt Gonzales
  • Paloma Garcia
  • Pharoah Cranston
  • Cindy Qiang
  • Dr. Crystal Martin
  • Christina Clarke
  • Equity Conference Volunteers

We extend a gracious thank you to the conference's institutional contributors

A special thanks to all of our contributors, including: NYU Steinhardt's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging, NYU Steinhardt's Office of Research, and the Institute of Human Development and Social Change.

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We would also like to thank:

  • Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
  • Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad
  • Chancellor Lestor Young
  • Natasha Capers
  • Zakiyah Ansari
  • IntegrateNYC
  • Silent Auction Gifters
  • Conference Presenters
  • Equity Conference Attendees 
  • NYU Kimmel Center for University Life