On April 11, 2014 Professor Maurice Dyson will be speaking to a prestigious and historic gathering of national experts, policymakers, attorneys and scholars which include Jack Greenberg, Erwin Chemerinsky, The Hon. Nathaniel Jones, Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr., at a conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Professor Dyson will speak on the Brown decision and offer a blueprint for the future of public education which is expected to draw large crowds and spark a conversation about the direction of education reform in the country.
"I am honored to be a part of this historic and pivotal dialogue that brings together some of the most committed and sharpest minds to consider how we can improve and implement effective educational models that deliver quality schooling, and equal opportunity which closes the national achievement gap."
According to the University of Missouri-Kansas City website "This historic gathering will take place at UMKC April 10 and 11. Co-sponsored by the UMKC School of Law and Michigan State School of Law, Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act will bring together the litigants, attorneys, and others who were actually involved the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the passage of the 1964 Civil Right Act, as well as the subsequent struggle for diversity and equality in education spanning the sixty years since the Brown decision.
Pursuing the Dreams will provide the audience an unparalleled interaction with those who have made history in the struggle for educational equality. Nationally known experts, as well as community leaders, will expand the perspective and add another dimension to those interactions. The symposium will also be an opportunity to look forward to the challenges that remain sixty years after Brown.
All symposium sessions, including The Joseph Cohen Lecture: Reflections on Brown, are FREE and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Please check the program link for session times and locations.