The annual Color of Education summit is a one-day convening focused on race, equity and education in North Carolina. Educators, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, researchers, students, parents, philanthropists, and community members committed to racial equity are encouraged to attend.
Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates will headline the event as its closing keynote speaker. Coates will be reading from his forthcoming book and first novel The Water Dancer slated for release at the end of September.
Ali Michael, Ph.D., will keynote the opening plenary session. Michael is the co-founder and director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators, and is the award-winning author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry and Education. Michael also teaches in the Diversity and Inclusion Program at Princeton University.
This year’s conference is sponsored in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Grable Foundation, SAS, Capital Broadcasting Corporation, ChildTrust Foundation, Conway Family Fund, East Carolina University College of Education, North Carolina Association of Educators, University of North Carolina School of Education, Emerald Education, Mary Mac and Tom Bradshaw, Brady Education Foundation, Elinvar, Jen Mangrum, and RTI. If you’re interested in sponsoring Color of Education 2019, click below to learn about our sponsorship opportunities or please contact Marisa Bryant at email@example.com.