The Honorable Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, will offer welcoming remarks to conference attendees.
Alice G. Thompson, CEO of Black Family Development, Inc., and Henry McClendon, IIRP Michigan Regional Representative, will 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 area 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:
Christine Cray, M.A., M.S.Ed., Director of Student Services Reforms, Office of Student Support Services, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA
Eldridge Gilbert, Chief Schools Officer, Coney Island Prep Schools, Brooklyn, NY
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
Karen Webber, J.D., Director of Education and Youth Development, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Attendees will participate in an interactive and reflective closing to the conference experience.
Topics of breakout sessions include:
Visit the event app for the detailed schedule and speaker details.