MEETUPS

UPCOMING MEETUPS

Our Next Meetup is September 20, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm. Register Now!

A little less than a year ago, EduLeaders of Color R.I. hosted its first meetup to bring together leaders of color fighting for racial justice in education. The room was full of changemakers who talked the talk AND walked the walk.

We're excited to continue building and connecting with our first meetup of the 2017-2018 school year. In this meetup, we'll be sharing resources and ideas about addressing the events in Charlottesville, VA as well as hearing from local leaders about the many initiatives they lead in our community.

Our space welcomes all, but specifically concentrates on supporting groups of people that historically have been underrepresented or marginalized. EduLeaders of Color R.I. aims to cultivate spaces for leaders of color invested in social justice to challenge inequities in education, strengthen local organizations led by people of color and foster community partnerships.

This month's meetup will feature scholar and community activist, Marco McWilliams, newly elected Providence Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, and Venture for America Fellow, Temidayo Akinjisola.

Marco McWilliams is a Black Studies scholar, Swearer Center Fellow at Brown University, and founding director of the Black Studies Academy of RI.

Nirva LaFortune is a programming associate at Brown University and is the first Haitian American to hold a council seat in Providence.

Temidayo “Dayo” Akinjisola is the partnerships' associate at the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE). Dayo is a Providence native and a Venture for America Fellow.

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PAST MEETUPS

May 2017 Meetup

May 2017 Tupac Shakur once said, “Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.” Over the past 6 months, EduLeaders of Color R.I. has brought together over 100 leaders to build and make connections in the fight for racial justice in education. Collectively, we represent a movement for a better future for our children and have…

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April 2017

“Considered a fool ’cause I dropped out of high school Stereotypes of a black male misunderstood And it’s still all good.” – Biggie Smalls Let’s keep building and making connections with like-minded folks around ways to fight against racial inequities in education at the next EduLeaders of Color R.I. Meetup. Join us at AS220 for…

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February 2017

Would you like to meet others leading the charge for educational equity? Please join us for our Ed Leaders of Color Meetup! This gathering will focus on elevating the leadership, voice and influence of historically marginalized groups in the RI education system and community. It also serves as a safe space where people can network…

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January 2017

January’s meetup focuses on social entrepreneurship and features two new social ventures, F.E.E.D. and Diversity Talks. F.E.E.D.: The Fellowship for Educators for Equity and Diversity, or F.E.E.D. for short, is a recently formed organization dedicated to recruiting and retaining teachers from underrepresented backgrounds. Diversity Talks: Diversity Talks aims to promote student-led professional development for teachers…

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December 2016 Meetup

December 2016 Connect. Build. Transform. Please join us for our 2nd Ed Leaders of Color Meetup! This gathering will focus on elevating the leadership, voice and influence of people of color in the RI education system and community. It also serves as a safe space where people can network and share resources and ideas. Our…

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