Alice G. Thompson, CEO of Black Family Development, Inc., and Henry McClendon, IIRP Michigan Regional Representative, will welcome attendees, set the stage for the conference and facilitate a panel featuring the work that’s being done in Detroit communities.
The panel will include other Detroit leaders, including:
Cami Anderson, founder and managing partner of ThirdWay Solutions and The Discipline Revolution Project and former superintendent of Newark Public Schools and Alternative High Schools in New York City, will lead an exploration of how to shift from a focus on changing individuals to a collective movement for building restorative communities and systems.
The session will include a panel of educational leaders discussing the challenges and opportunities in changing practices school-wide, system-wide and community-wide:
Chris Kolb, Ph.D., District 2 Board Member, Jefferson County (KY) Board of Education & Associate Professor of Anthropology, School of Liberal Studies, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
Christine Cray, M.A., M.S.Ed., Director of Student Services Reforms, Office of Student Support Services, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA
Karen Webber, J.D., Director of Education and Youth Development, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
One more panelist to be announced.
Attendees will participate in an interactive and reflective closing to the conference experience.
A poster session will be held during an extended lunch on Thursday. Posters allow for presentation of topics in an informal, interactive environment. If you are interested in presenting a poster, we are still accepting proposals here.
Topics of breakout sessions include: