No More Dreams Deferred
A groundbreaking regional conversation about Black and Hispanic students in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
This event launches PCCY’s report about Black and Hispanic students in the Southeast Pennsylvania suburbs.
One of the biggest topics in education is equity. Black and Hispanic students in suburban schools are dealing with a lot of issues many adults have trouble handling. They are likely to be isolated, navigating school climate and lacking access to courses many kids take for granted. All of these issues have taken a toll on Black and Hispanic students and impacts how well they do in school. Education systems were not built for them, but are responsible for educating them. Join PCCY and a panel of experts to learn more about the problems facing Black and Hispanic students and real world solutions.
Panel 1: Problems – Black and Hispanic students are carrying a heavy load.
- Harold Jordan, Senior Policy Advocate, ACLU
- Nelly Jimenez-Arevalo, Executive Director, CEO, ACLAMO
- Christopher Rogers, Black Lives Matter at School
Panel 2: Solutions – Here’s how we lift those burdens for Black and Hispanic students and create an educational system that works for them.
- Angelique Hinton, President, Norristown Branch, NAACP
- Andrea Custis, President and CEO – The Urban League of Philadelphia
- Rev. Maxcine Collier, Education Committee Chair, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
- Stephen Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools, Pottstown School District
- Karen Farmer White, Chairperson of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education
- Call to Action: Andrea Custis, President and CEO, The Urban League of Philadelphia