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Black and Brown Students – SCSD Set to Host “The Conversation 2.0”

The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) announced on Wed., Nov. 1, 2023 that it is hosting “The Conversation 2.0,” which is a critical conversation about the state of education for its Black and Brown students.

Members of the Syracuse community are invited to come together on Sat., Nov. 4, 2023 at Nottingham High School, 3100 East Genesee Street from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for panel discussions, workshops, and keynote speeches.

According to SCSD, the goal of “The Conversation 2.0” is to engage the community “as we seek to build, support, and sustain school communities through the lens of what our children are owed, and the dream makers we need today.”

The day’s agenda is as follows:

9:30 a.m. -- Welcome (Superintendent Anthony Q. Davis)

9:40 a.m. – Greetings (State Senator Rachel May)

9:50 a.m. -- Opening Message (Director of Student Registration Akua Goodrich)

10:00 a.m. -- Panel Discussion

11:00 a.m. -- Workshops

12:00 p.m. -- Lunch

1:30 p.m. -- Workshops

2:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker (Dr. Robert Simmons – Micron)

3:15 p.m. – Call to Action and Closing

Keynote speaker Dr. Robert Simmons will speak about Biggie’s Dream and Tupac’s Rose: Nurturing the Brilliance of Young People in Syracuse.

According to SCSD, the program’s morning workshops will focus on improving financial wellness; supporting literacy development; cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion; trauma informed education; and more. Afternoon workshops will highlight small business and black youth; parenting; creating equitable classrooms; advocacy; attendance; and more.

The district says it is proud to host this critical event.


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