NAACP to Host 2014 Daisy Bates Education Institute in Ft. Lauderdale
Day-long event will examine the future of education equality on the eve of the 60thAnniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: On Wednesday, May 14, just days before the official anniversary of the historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the NAACP will host a summit that examines the current state of education equality, including grade level reading, the school to prison pipeline and common core. Charles J. Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor at Harvard Law, will deliver the keynote address and David J. Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will discuss methods to improve the educational achievement of African Americans. The summit will also feature a town hall event examining the future of education with distinguished panelists including Professor Ogletree; Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine; Robert Runcie, Fort Lauderdale Superintendent of Schools; Dr. John Jackson, President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education; Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of The Advancement Project; and the NAACP National Education Chair, Adora Obi Nweze.
May 14th 2014
Westin Ft. Lauderdale 400 Corporate Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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David J. Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans; Charles J. Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor at Harvard Law School and founder of the school's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine; Robert Runcie, Fort Lauderdale Superintendent of Schools; Dr. John Jackson, President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education; Lorraine C. Miller, Interim President and CEO for the NAACP; Adora Obi Nweze, Florida NAACP State Conference President/ NAACP National Education Chair; Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of The Advancement Project; Howard Jefferson, Vice Chair of the NAACP National Education Committee; Frank Adderley, Fort Lauderdale Police Department Chief; Gordon Weekes, Chief Assistant Public Defender for Broward County, Hon. Elijah H. Williams, Broward County Juvenile Court Judge, Marsha Ellison, NAACP Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Branch President; and others.
May 14, 2014 - 8:00am – 4pm
Westin Ft. Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our five “Game Changer” issue areas here.