When: May 13, 2021: 6:00-8:00
Session One: “Every Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep”: Celebrating the Historical and Contemporary Cultural Capital of African American Families
- Specifically designed for African American/Black Families.
- Engages participants on a journey of self-exploration and introspection that will prepare families to work more effectively as authentic partners with educators to advocate on behalf of their children.
- Although the first session is designed for African American/Black families as the primary audience, this series is appropriate for any family or all families that desire to improve their skills in negotiating the educational system and for educators who want to become more knowledgeable.
Series Title: Every Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep: African American Families as Equal Status Partners in the Educational Process
Presenter: Mary Montle Bacon, Ph.D. Educational Consultant, Images of a Culture
Series Themes: “Listen…Educate…Advocate” will be consistent throughout all sessions.
This initial series of sessions will focus on a variety of topics related to the goals of BUSD’S CCEIS Plan that are designed to empower families in general and African American/Black families specifically to become more knowledgeable about the educational system and more effective advocates for their children.
Contact Shawn Mansager, Executive Director of Special Education at firstname.lastname@example.org