Schott Foundation Hosts Post-Election Event Focused on Race


Contact: Edgar Villanueva
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Boston, MA:  The Schott Foundation for Public Education will be hosting a city-wide, post-election event focused on Addressing Racism—Strategies for Systemic Change this week as part of its 25th anniversary.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 3:30- 6:00pm EST
Place: Boston Public Library, 230 Dartmouth Street, Guastavino Room

Following an election in which issues of race dominated much of the debate, the event is a timely opportunity to convene diverse, experienced panelists to address challenges raised by the election and its outcome, discuss the impact of the election itself upon education, and propose strategies for change.

More than 200 policymakers, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders, advocates and concerned community leaders will attend. The event will be moderated by Rinku Sen, Executive Director of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines.

Speakers will include:
  • Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz
  • Jocelyn Sargent, Executive Director, Hyams Foundation
  • Ted Shaw, Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill
  • Gabriela Pereira, a student organizer, YOUNG Coalition
  • John H. Jackson, President & CEO, Schott Foundation

The event will explore the 2016 election results and address questions like: What are the most strategic opportunities for systemic change? What are the policy battles confronting racial justice leaders to ensure that all children have an equitable opportunity to learn?

About the Schott Foundation for Public Education: Schott Foundation was started as a private family foundation rooted in a commitment to high-quality education for all young people. Over the past 25 years, Schott has transitioned into a public charity and become a national leader in social justice philanthropy, promoting equity in public education for all students, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or zip code.