Social Justice & Student Success Partnership Forum

July 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Centennial Hall at Georgia State University
100 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Social Justice and Student Success Partnership Forum will explore the overlooked role of community-university partnering in sustaining student success and driving positive change. Join us for best practice workshops, technology demonstrations and screening the film, “The Class Divide,” an episode of the five-part docuseries, “America Divided,” which explores inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. Executively produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, Common and Solly Granatstein this series features actors Rosario Dawson, America Ferrara, Common, Jesse Williams and others. Round Table discussions and a distinguished panel, moderated by Professor Joyce King, will focus on identifying local partnership solutions to the educational inequalities and social injustice highlighted in the film.
Invited leaders include:
  • Dr. Tiffany Jones, Director of Higher Education Policy, The Education Trust
  • Dr. Dennis Kimbro, best-selling author and professor, Clark Atlanta University
  • Dr. Gloria Wade Gayles and Lonnie King, veteran Atlanta Civil Rights movement activists.
At a VIP Reception, we will recognize the lifetime commitments of educators and community leaders to social justice and student success, which are at the heart of this initiative.
Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are convening this Forum in partnership with the Southern Education Foundation supported with an Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities award. Come help us expand this partnership to include other universities and community organizations.
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