February 21-22, 2020, Overture Center, Madison Concourse Hotel, Wisconsin Historical Society & Edgewood College
The Dreaming In Ethnic Melodies: Conference on Black History Education will place a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning and universal literacy in six African American categories of children’s literature. Sessions during the conference will focus on 9 cultural values that promote self-love and identity development, discuss how to use culturally relevant educational approaches, highlight successful family engagement practices, share culturally relevant leadership strategies, demonstrate the importance of using the arts to increase the possibilities of our collective behavioral and academic outcomes, and draw on students’ personal experiences. The conference is intended to provide a place where community members, practitioners, educators, and families across the country can engage with each other and learn how to successfully support black youth.
By popular demand, National Education Consultant Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings will be the keynote speaker for the second time. Dr Billing’s opening speech will focus on “Dreaming with Open Eyes: Cultivating Hope in Black Children. “
Much of the thinking about dreams and those who possess them has been given to provide solutions that will help us close the glaring gaps that exist across our country and the state of Wisconsin.
Friday, February 21, 2020
The Black History Education Conference offers three unique pre-conference opportunities, scheduled for Friday 2-21, at the Wisconsin State Historical Museum, Madison Concourse Hotel, and Overture Center for the Arts.
All conference participants can attend the Celebrating the history of African Americans, the Pieces of Africa event, and the 2 hour social gathering (before Color Purple) free of charge, as the registration fee is part of the conference registration fee.
For more information, visit: https://diversity.edgewood.edu/Black-History-Conference#27933315-conference-agenda