Southern California Education Leaders to Address Inequities and Remove Barriers for BIPOC Students, Parents, and Staff 

The first ‘Learn.Lead.Liberate’ conference will be held on July 27th

WHAT:  The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) and the Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) will host a one-day conference for Southern California education leaders in to discuss ways to create educational environments that work to undo inequity and injustice. The conference will be free, and those interested in attending can register Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties here.

These leaders will also learn how to remove barriers to foster communities that support and honor BIPOC students, parents, and staff, through evidence-based educational practices that treat the differences and student’s experiences outside of school as assets, so they can be valued, regardless of socio-economic or ethnic background. 

Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, will be the keynote speaker. She is a curriculum developer, consultant, and coach who has spent the past 15 years translating the latest research and teacher experiences on equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching into practical tools and strategies. Hammond started her career in the classroom, where she began to understand how important literacy was to equity, and how neuroscience and culture should inform our instructional practice. 

“Our aim is to provide a forum where these leaders can gather to network and share information about what is working in their communities,” said Michele Broadnax, President, and CEO, Los Angeles Education Partnership. “We want to emphasize that these leaders don’t need to do this alone, as 21CSLA and LAEP are here to support them. We see and appreciate the dedication these educators have to this important work.”

WHEN: Thursday, July 27th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92501

MEDIA CONTACT: Berry Brady,, 703-609-6643

LAEP is the Regional Academy providing 21CSLA programming in Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

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