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. In addition to the reading and a Q&A with the audience, Coates will be joined on stage for an in-conversation with Dr. William “Sandy” Darity, Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, about race in America.
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 Grable Foundation. If you’re interested in sponsoring Color of Education 2019, click below to learn about our sponsorship opportunities or please contact Marisa Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.