Convening a Conversation on Race

Jan 23, 2014

The Santa Rosa-Sonoma County chapter of the NAACP is convening the first in a series of community Conversations about Race this afternoon. That’s the subject of the Exchange today.

The agenda for free event this afternoon is posted below:

Conversation on Race I: Education

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm - Thursday, January 23, 2014

SRJC Bertolini Student Activity Center

Opening                      Rev. Ann Gray Byrd, President, SR NAACP

Welcome                    Dr. Frank Chong, President, SRJC

                    

Purpose/Rules             Ida M. Johnson, Chair, NAACP Education Committee

Introductions:                         Time keeper: Ernie Carpenter, NAACP 1st Vice President

Unity                           Michael Bryant, President, JACL

Moderator                   Dr. Carl Wong, former Supt. Sonoma County School                     

Panelists & Group leaders (5 min ea.)

Laura González, Member, Santa Rosa School Board

(discipline: suspensions, expulsions, racial data for alternatives

April Harris, Ph.D.,  SRJC

(faculty/staff hiring practices/lack of people of color)

Diann Kitamura, Curriculum Dir., Santa Rosa City Schools

  (histories of people of color in curriculum)

Mark Goitom, SRJC BSU/NAACP

(student of Santa Rosa schools)

David Grabill, Quality Education for Every Student

(housing segregation=school segregation)

                                               

PANELIST-LED GROUPS – The character of OUR community

(Note-taker and Reporter for each group)           

                                   

ANOTHER EDUCATIONAL PROSPECTIVE

Dr. Rickey Vincent, scholar, educator, radio host and author. Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies,

Professor at UC Berkeley. KPFA radio host.