Uniting Our Divided City:  Racial and Ethnic Divides in Education

Bass Auditorium The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs The University of Texas at Austin  

12:00pm – 1:30pm

 

 

Austin’s diverse student population offers great potential for the creation of dynamic and inclusive learning environments. However, the racial and economic divides in the city also pose significant challenges in terms of educational access and equity. Please join us for the third in our Opportunity Forum 2015-2016 Lunch Series, featuring policymakers, school district stakeholders, and UT faculty working to positively address racial, ethnic, and economic disparities in education in the Austin metropolitan area.

Panelists:

Ted Gordon
Austin ISD School Board Member (District 1)
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

Garrett Groves
Economic Opportunity Program Director
Center for Public Policy Priorities

Angela Valenzuela
Professor, College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Allen Weeks
Executive Director
Austin Voices for Education and Youth

Moderated by:

Terrance Green
Assistant Professor, College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Jennifer Holme
Associate Professor, College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Lunch Series Co-Sponsors:

The University of Texas School of Law
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis
The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement
The Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning

Presentations:

Garrett Groves’ Presentation (powerpoint)

More information: Registration is no longer available for this event.