Register now to attend the free virtual conference “Education as a Civil Right — Truth, Justice, and Equity for All,” taking place online April 7-9. The conference is an initiative of the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Education and Civil Rights Initiative, in collaboration with the NAACP. Registration is free thanks to the sponsorship of WesBanco, with additional support from partners including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the Moritz College of Law -The Ohio State University.
Explore the most pressing issues of our time through multiple tracks taking place during the three-day virtual conference, including:
Law & Justice Track*
PK-20 Educator Track*
Community Organization Track
Financial Literacy Track
*Continuing education credit is available upon request.
Featured speakers include:
- Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, University of Kentucky College of Education Dean and professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation;
- Professor Carl Smallwood, director of the Divided Communities Project, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University;
- Ms. Natalie Cofield, assistant administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership;
- Dr. Luis Ponjuan, professor and IDEAL Research Director, Texas A & M University;
- Dr. Gregory Vincent, professor and executive director of the Education & Civil Rights Initiative, University of Kentucky
- Dr. Sarah LaCour-Yarbrough, assistant professor and associate director of the Education & Civil Rights Initiative, University of Kentucky;
- and many more!
The conference will be hosted virtually via WHOVA and Zoom. Register now to confirm your free ticket. The full conference agenda will be posted soon. In the meantime, if you have questions or wish to sponsor the event, please email CivilRightsInstitute@nulluky.edu.