This will be the 14th time that ABEN has offered its highly-acclaimed summer institute held on the Stanford University campus in partnership with its Graduate School of Education (GSE) this summer on June 17 and 18.
This summer's line-up is nothing short of spectacular: Dr. Bryan Brown, Associate Director of Student Affairs at Stanford's GSE and expert on culturally relevant science education, will keynote; Ronnie Thomas, founder of Weird Science, will make the knowledge hands-on and practical; Dr. Roxana Marachi will enlighten us about the dangers our students face due to how data is collected and used in schools; Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, an international expert on Black girls and schooling, trauma, mindfulness, and discipline disparities, will share some of her incomparable work; and Tyson Amir, author of Black Boy Poems, a compilation of powerful spoken word pieces, will introduce the outstanding new curriculum that now accompanies his book.
As though that was not enough, we have two awesome guest presenters! One, Kyna Clemons, will open Day 1 of the institute with a glimpse into her wonderful workshop called “Scraps of Africa” that was a run-away hit just last month in Southern California at a Forum that ABEN co-sponsored with the Black Students of California United (BSCU).
The second guest presenter, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, will open Day 2. She is a much-sought after commentator on the school-to-prison pipeline, the co-founder of Racial Justice NOW!, National Field Director for the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), and a contributor to a recently published book entitled Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement. Her presentation will focus on how to successfully engage parents in schools, especially those who have historically been marginalized.
This institute will sell out early. Register today!