MEETUPS

 The Education Ecosystem is EduLeaders of Color R.I. core program and consists of monthly meetups during the school year. All R.I. educators of color, as well as allies, are invited to the meetings.  The goal of these monthly meetups is to expand the social capital of education leaders of color while connecting them with community organizations and resources that they can utilize in their spheres of work.

The monthly meetups serve as a platform to empower, educate, and inspire leaders of color who are committed to creating transformational change in their communities.

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OUR MODEL

1. Introduction

State your “why” and share your background

2. Share Your Work

Use multimedia or your voice to tell your story.

3. Call to Action

What should people do after hearing your presentation? How can people get involved?

4. Collective Ideation

An idea wants to be shared. In sharing, it becomes more complex, interesting, and more likely to work for more people. 

UPCOMING MEETUPS

September 2019: Javier Montanez Ed.D, Marcela Bentacur, Kajsa Mashaw-Smith

“Este trabajo de abogacía no es fácil, pero cuando se tiene el apoyo de gente sincera y con elndeseo deayudar, la carga se hace más liviana!” -Ramona Santos “This work of advocacy is not easy but when you have the support of sincere people and with the willingness to help, the load becomes lighter!” -Ramona Santos…

September 2019: Javier Montanez Ed.D, Marcela Bentacur, Kajsa Mashaw-Smith

“Este trabajo de abogacía no es fácil, pero cuando se tiene el apoyo de gente sincera y con elndeseo deayudar, la carga se hace más liviana!” -Ramona Santos “This work of advocacy is not easy but when you have the support of sincere people and with the willingness to help, the load becomes lighter!” -Ramona Santos…

PAST MEETUPS

May 2019: Valencia D. Clay

Are you interested in building and supporting a community of leaders and educators committed to equity in education? Interested in developing strong relationships with like-minded people who want to tackle inequities? Have ...

April 2019: Evelyn Liriano, Leah Morrison, Cristian Potter, and Juan Carter

"Most important thing is to get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you’re doing it’s not gonna work." -Nipsey Hussle Are you interested in building and supporting a community ...

March 2019: Rushelle Frazier, Jamall Pollock, Daniella Palermo, M.D., and Nate Bae Kupel

"Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society." -Sonia Sotomayor Are you committed to creating solutions that empower students? Do you have an innovative idea on how to ...
Headshots of presenters

February 2019: Stephanie Gonzalez, Amber Bennett, Brittney Sampson, and Julianna Charles Brown

"EduLeaders of Color RI has the “black panther” effect: feel good about who you are, share resources and provide a community mapping showing who is doing what and where that type of ...

December 2018: Kyle Quadros, Vanessa Vigil, and Kajette Solomon at Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island

"If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will ...

November 2018: Marcy Reyes, Corey Brown, and Carlene Fonseca at WaterFire Arts Center

“The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it – at no matter what risk. This is the ...

May 2019: Valencia D. Clay

Are you interested in building and supporting a community of leaders and educators committed to equity in education? Interested in developing strong relationships with like-minded people who want to tackle inequities? Have an innovative idea that you want to share with others in the community? Make sure to join us for our May 2019 meetup!…

April 2019: Evelyn Liriano, Leah Morrison, Cristian Potter, and Juan Carter

“Most important thing is to get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you’re doing it’s not gonna work.” -Nipsey Hussle Are you interested in building and supporting a community of leaders and educators committed to equity in education? Interested in developing strong relationships with like-minded people who want to tackle inequities? Have…
Headshots of presenters

March 2019: Rushelle Frazier, Jamall Pollock, Daniella Palermo, M.D., and Nate Bae Kupel

“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.” -Sonia Sotomayor Are you committed to creating solutions that empower students? Do you have an innovative idea on how to address issues of inequities and would like to share it with community members? Or do you just want to chill, be inspired, and…

February 2019: Stephanie Gonzalez, Amber Bennett, Brittney Sampson, and Julianna Charles Brown

“EduLeaders of Color RI has the “black panther” effect: feel good about who you are, share resources and provide a community mapping showing who is doing what and where that type of activity is happening.” -Harry Grigbsy, Meetup Attendee Are you interested in connecting with leaders and educators of color committed to educational equity? Do…

December 2018: Kyle Quadros, Vanessa Vigil, and Kajette Solomon at Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island

“If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.” -Kuan Chung Are you interested in connecting with…

November 2018: Marcy Reyes, Corey Brown, and Carlene Fonseca at WaterFire Arts Center

“The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it – at no matter what risk. This is the only hope society has. This is the only way societies change.” James Baldwin Are you interested in connecting with leaders and educators of…