Race & Education Webinar Series Announced by The Hunt Institute

July 15, 2020

Cary, NC. – The Hunt Institute was founded on the idea that America’s future can be secured through quality education. Until systemic racism is dismantled in this country, that goal cannot be attained. As such, The Institute has created a new webinar series, Race & Education, in direct response to the racial reckoning currently going on in The United States. By once-and-for-all confronting head on the issues of systemic racism, the goal is to begin putting the past behind us.

“The development of the Race & Education webinar series is an important step for The Hunt Institute,” President & CEO Dr. Javaid Siddiqi said. “While educational equity is at the core of the work we do, we have not been overt enough in addressing just how much structural racism can affect the ability to receive a quality education. That changes now.”

The first episode in the series will take place on July 28 at 11am ET, and is titled “Challenging Racism in State and Local Education Systems.” The discussion will be moderated by Hunt Institute Board Member, Denise Forte, Vice President at The Education Trust, and feature:

  • Michael Smith, Executive Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
  • Angelique Albert, Executive Director of the American Indian Graduate Center
  • Christian Arana, Policy Director of the Latino Community Foundation

The webinar series will be ongoing, on wide-ranging topics that include:

  • Challenging Racism in State and Local Education Systems
  • Evidence-Based Approaches to Challenging Systemic Racism in Education
  • Supporting Leadership Diversity and Anti-racism in Education Change
  • Student Perspectives on the Future of Inclusion and Equity in K-12 Education Systems
  • Building the Next Generation of Diverse Teacher Leaders
  • The Pressing Need for Culturally Responsive Curriculum in Classrooms
  • The Intersections Between Racism and Poverty in Education Policy
  • Identifying and Supporting the Human Needs of Children of Color
  • Confronting Implicit Discrimination in Schools and School Districts
  • Race and Postsecondary Education – The Black Student Debt Crisis: Causes and Solutions


About The Hunt Institute

An affiliate of the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, The Hunt Institute is a recognized leader in the movement to transform public education. Marshaling expertise from a nationwide partner network since its establishment in 2001, The Institute brings together people and resources that help build and nurture visionary leadership, and mobilize strategic action for greater educational outcomes and student success. For more information, please visit: http://www.hunt-institute.org/


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