NCSD Conference Agenda

Advancing the Legacy of Mendez and Brown: A National Conference on School Diversity
Washington, DC
May 17, 2012
Georgetown University Law Center


9:00-9:15 – Welcoming Remarks

9:30-10:30 – Framing Brown and Mendez in Contemporary Context: Policy Progress and Prospects

10:45-12:00 – Supporting Pro-Integration Leaders in Diverse and Demographically Changing Schools

12:15-1:30 – Brown Bag Lunch and Workshops

  • Building Community Partnerships and Effectively Conveying Our Messages
  • Enforcement Priorities at the Office of Civil Rights and at the DOJ Civil Rights Division
  • Promoting Cross-Racial Contact and Awareness Outside of School
  • Designing and Funding High Quality, Diverse Magnet Programs
  • It’s Complicated: Untangling the Discourse about Neighborhood Schools, Community Schools and Diversity (Transportation, Health, Equity, etc.)
  • Beyond Black and White: Advocating for Integration in Latino and Asian American Communities

1:45-3:00 – Parallel Movements: Incorporating School Integration Into School Reform Agendas

3:15-4:30 – Dessert & Breakout Sessions

  • Increasing Cultural Competence and Equity in Integrated Schools
  • Diverse Charter Schools: an Emerging Model
  • Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing: Acknowledging Personal Experiences with Court-Ordered Desegregation
  • Designing Research That Can Inform Policy
  • To Teach or Not to Teach: Addressing School Integration in the Curriculum
  • Diversity in Early Education

4:45-5:30 The Future of School Integration: A Dialogue