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      September 14, 2019

      Saturday   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      1 Edwin Place
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      Symposium: Closing the Opportunity Gap: Black Children Thriving in School

      This symposium is presented by Expanding Equity in Our Schools and UNC Asheville’s Africana Studies Program, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Pl., Asheville. Admission is free.

      Please register online to attend.

      The event sponsors provide this description:

      Asheville is in a crisis. We have the worst academic outcomes for black children in the state of North Carolina.
      This opportunity gap is a result of the structural inequities black children face within the educational system. Emphasizing the best practices in education, a think tank of local scholars will present solutions that promote black children thriving in our schools. This think tank seeks to increase awareness and generate ideas leading to the implementation of these solutions in our region.
      To address this crises, a team of scholars in Western North Carolina will come together to present the best practices that support black children thriving in our schools.

      FEATURING THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARS:

      Dr. Tiece Ruffin (University of North Carolina Asheville)
      Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford (Western Carolina University)
      Dr. Darrius Stanley (Western Carolina University)
      Dr. Summer Carrol (Lenoir-Rhyne University)

      Cost: Free - The symposium is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, registration is strongly encouraged. General registration will end on 9/13 at 4:00 pm. Registration for childcare is required by 9/6 at 4:00 pm.

      Categories: Education | University & Alumni | Politics & Activism

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