SAVE THE DATE • SEPT. 16, 2011 Examining Educational Disparity And Minority Youth Co-sponsored by the Quinnipiac University School of Law and Yale Law School
SAVE THE DATE • SEPT. 16, 2011
Examining Educational Disparity And Minority Youth
Co-sponsored by the Quinnipiac University School of Law and Yale Law School
Prominent scholars, authors and other professionals will discuss educational disparity and issues that affect urban minority youth, along with efforts to reverse negative trends and help prepare them to be productive and successful adults.
Friday, September 16, 2011
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn.
Panelists include: James Comer, professor of child psychology, Yale School of Medicine
Robin Golden, research scholar in law, Ludwig Community Development Fellow and Selma M. Levine clinical lecturer in law, Yale Law School
Carlotta Walls LaNier, real estate professional, motivational speaker and the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Ed Lewis, founder, publisher and CEO of Essence Communications and CEO Latina Media Venture.
Pedro Noguera, professor of education, New York University, executive director for urban education, and co-director, Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings
Elsa Nunez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University
Susan L. Taylor, author, journalist and founder of National CARES mentoring movement, an initiative and mentoring project that brings youth and adults together
Terrie Williams, author, public relations professional, clinical social worker and cofounder of Stay StrongFoundation
Nadia Ward, assistant professor of psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, and director of urban education and prevention research, Yale Consultation Center
In addition, the symposium will feature testimonials from youth advocate Maurice Clarett, Jason Davis, gang violence consultant, athlete Marion Jones, and poet Kemba Smith––young people who have taken steps to change their lives. Representatives from First Wave, Bill Strickland and the Manchester Bidwell Corp. and The Village Nation will discuss their programs.
The event is free and open to the public. Invitations with registration details to follow.
For more information, contact Marilyn Ford at 203-582-3258 or firstname.lastname@example.org