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Conversations with Equity Leaders

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the world for LEE members on the front lines of systems, schools and community leadership. To help build community among LEE members during this crisis and beyond, LEE will convene a series of virtual forums featuring LEE members in real-time conversation about the challenges, learnings and plans for collaboration in action through this crisis, and what will be needed to end the injustice of educational inequity beyond COVID-19. 

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Leading with Equity during Crisis

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 5pm EST

With the onset of COVID-19, the need for equity-minded leaders is ever-apparent. We see how policy, organizing, and elected leadership contribute to fair service and representation for students and families. 

This forum featuring LEE members will:

(1) Highlight & build from the leaders on the front lines of the current crisis;

(2) Surface gaps contributing to & widening inequities during crisis; 

(3) Highlight values in decision-making processes & learnings to share across the  community of LEE members & beyond.


Featured Panelists:

Everton Blair, Jr. | Board Member, Gwinnett County School Board of Education (Atlanta, GA)

Kelly Garcia | Vice Chairwoman, Chelsea School Committee (Boston, MA)

Nick Melvoin | Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education


Moderator: Jason Llorenz | Vice President, Communications 

Host: Terris Ross | Vice President, Policy & Advocacy 




The Education Policy Landscape During Crisis

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 5pm EST

The pandemic is causing leaders to refocus their policy priorities, especially as inequities become more glaring. With LEE members in all areas of leadership (elected officials, policy officials and practitioners, organizers, members in advocacy organizations, etc.), how are leaders approaching their equity agendas?

This forum featuring LEE members will:

(1) Identify the policy agendas highlighted in the crisis;

(2) Reflect on past practice; and

(3) Imagine a multi-disciplinary approach to each leader’s equity agendas.


Featured Panelists:

• Zeke Cohen | Council-member, Baltimore City Council

• Reginald Bolding | House Member, Arizona State Representative

• Angélica Infante-Green | Commissioner, Rhode Island Elementary and Secondary Education