Education is a foundational building block for a successful future, and yet access to quality education remains an uneven playing field. This year, the Alliance convened its fourth annual Education As A Civil Right event in downtown Baton Rouge on February 28th, 2023. The day-long event brought together hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to discuss solutions ensuring every student can access an excellent education.

For a limited time, we are allowing access to the full session videos below so that everyone can benefit from the knowledge shared at this event. If you missed it, you can still access the entire conference sessions right here!

Our first session at Education As A Civil Right opened with our panelists discussing the rich tradition and historical significance of schools that have long been an anchor and source of pride for many communities of color. This panel explored schools’ critical roles in supporting and empowering those communities.

Dr. Lisa Delpit, an educationalist, researcher, and author, gave an inspirational presentation on culturally responsive teaching to students of color. She first offered definitions for culturally responsive pedagogy, culturally supportive learning modalities, and culturally fugitive pedagogy. Dr. Delpit then shared four strategies teachers can use to make their classrooms more culturally aware and connected.

The last panel of the evening closed with a live podcast recording of the 8 Black Hands Podcast. For this special taping, Ray Ankrum was joined by several East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members; President Dadrius Lanus of District 2, Vice President Carla Powell of District 3, and Cliff Lewis of District 5.

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