May 2018: Dr. Christopher Emdin at WaterFire Arts Center

Make sure to join us for our May 2018 meetup! This will be the last convening of the school year so we are ending the year big for teachers and leaders of color in Rhode Island!

EduLeaders of Color R.I. is super excited to feature Dr. Christopher Emdin at the next meetup. Dr. Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University where he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education. He is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Master's degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education Administration.

Watch his SXSWedu Keynote Talk

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about what Breakthrough Providence is doing to build a more diverse pipeline of educators.

Our convenings cultivate spaces that foster community, networking, and innovation all centered on 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.

It’s been a successful and empowering year, and we are looking forward to the work ahead of us!

We hope to see you there.

In solidarity,

Karla & Carlon