Youth Perspectives on Racial Justice and Public Education

Posted by on November 21, 2003

[posted from the College Prep Round Table listserv]


Mark your calendar and tell your colleagues: join us on December 3, 2003, 3:45-5:30 at the United Way Building, #7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Philadelphia Education Fund invites you to be Informed, Provoked and Inspired by Dr. Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor at City University of New York (and former Phila. District High School Teacher) In a conversation about an exciting intergenerational research project, “Echoes: Youth Perspectives on Racial Justice and Public Education Fifty Years After Brown”

Hear about the results of research on the following questions: How do urban and suburban students across racial/ethnic groups and academic levels view their education opportunities and the “achievement gap” in schools and districts and in America?

Where and how do youth perceive issues of racial/ethnic, educational and social justice and injustice in schools and communities?

How well prepared for college, work and post-graduate outcomes are students from different racial/ethnic groups and with different academic histories?

Where are the places where students see racial/ethnic justice and equal opportunity represented in schools and communities?

Learn how an inquiry community made up of high school students, graduate students and senior researchers collaborated on the study? And learn how research results are captured in an imaginative range of materials, including student performances.

Understand the power of youth-produced research and performance around the critical issues of racial justice and public education.

We welcome Educators, Students, Parents, Community Activists and Organizers, Researchers, Artists, Education Activists….anyone interested in how to unleash the power of our students as a force for school reform.

Snacks and beverages will be served. Space is limited—rsvp by e-mailing

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