March 2018

Are you committed to equity in education and beyond?
Interested in connecting with other leaders and teachers of color leading the charge for educational equity?
Have an innovative idea that you want to share with others in the community?

Make sure to join us for our EduLeaders of Color RI March Meetup! Our convenings cultivate spaces that foster community, networking, and innovation all centered in addressing systemic inequities. We also focus on highlighting the work of educators and leaders within our state that are committed to equity in education.

Attend the meetup and support leaders of color who are deeply dedicated and committed to transforming our system to meet the needs of historically marginalized communities. Also, March is Women’s History month and we honor and love our women of color so make sure to enter our space in support and empowerment of all the women joining us for the evening!

Our March 2018 meetup will be hosted at the Rhode Island State House. We will feature several leaders from different backgrounds who are working to improve the lives of our young people.

Dr. Barbara Mullen is currently serving as the Co Director of the Learning Leader Network for the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Mullen has a wide variety of experience in cultural competency, leading for instructional and systemic equity, and supporting special populations. Her research area is around leadership to facilitate change management and closing opportunity gaps for special populations. She has served students, families and educators in several urban, district level, leadership roles across the nation, including Chicago, Seattle, and Houston.

Charon Rose is the current Director of Outreach and Constituent Relations for Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Rose is a lifelong Rhode Islander with deep roots in the capitol city, Providence. A product of the Chad Brown and Smith Hill neighborhoods, She is a first-generation college graduate receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Rhode Island College. With a passion for politics and community organizing, Rose has been a volunteer and staff member for a number of elected officials. She was the first Black president of the Young Democrats of Rhode Island and co-director of New Leaders Council Rhode Island. She is currently enrolled at the Harvard Extension school. Rose serves on the executive board of New Leaders Council Rhode Island and is a member of Congressman Cicilline’s Women’s Advisory Council.

Seth Magaziner is the General Treasurer of the State of Rhode Island where he is working to restore financial stability and expand economic opportunity for all Rhode Islanders.

A native of Bristol, Seth attended Brown University and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Yale. Seth began his career as a public elementary school teacher in rural Louisiana in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. After business school, he moved to Providence and worked as a vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a Boston based investment firm that specializes in socially responsible investments.

Reza Clifton is a bilingual writer, artist, educator, and 15-year veteran of radio broadcasting from Providence, RI. She earned her BA in Africana Studies from the University of Rhode Island, where she also minored in International Development. In addition, she studied in Washington, DC and Havana, Cuba.

Reza has been recognized for multimedia projects that appeared on her first blog, for radio and podcast programs she’s produced, and for leadership as a community organizer and contributor (DJ, curator, director) to the music and art scene in RI and New England. As an educator, Reza has worked as a High School English Teacher, Middle School Creative Writing Instructor, and as an Art and Digital Storytelling Teacher in schools, community settings and conferences –locally and nationally.

As always we will provide food, wine, and beer!
Yours in Solidarity,

Karla & Carlon