Education with impactNursery through eighth grade
Gordon School

Unpacking Race, an Essential Conversation in Schools and in Homes

February 2015, at Gordon and Brown University

How can schools help students examine how race operates in daily life?
How can schools and parents partner to break patterns of underperformance among culturally and linguistically diverse groups of students?
What roles do white educators and white adults play in creating equitable school communities?
How can white educators and educators of color work together on these issues?​

The resource guide from this event, and more, is online at, including links to many of the resources and links mentioned by panelists.

The event

February 20th and 21st, 2015

Friday, February 20th, 6:30-8:30pm

Discussion with Michèle Stephenson, co-director of the film American Promise

with a panel of recent Gordon graduates
Anjuwon Spence ’05
Matt Shumate ’05
Lucy Kahn ’06
Brandon Bowman ’09
Meghan Wales ’10

at the Gordon School, 45 Maxfield Avenue, East Providence, RI

Saturday, February 21st, 9:00-11:30am

Keynote presentation with Debby Irving author of Waking Up White and James DeWolf Perry of the Tracing Center

followed by a panel discussion

at Brown University's MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Providence, RI

Sponsored by the Gordon School, Brown University’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the Brown Center for Students of Color

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