Wednesday, February 17 & 24, 2021 -- 7pm ET
Join us for a 2-part series examining how to infuse
Equity and Anti-Racism into Ohio public schools.
PART 1: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 -- 7pm ET

The Ohio State Board of Education will discuss the Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity and Opportunity for Black Students, Indigenous Students, and Students of Color adopted by the Board in July 2020. Board President Laura Kohler and Board Members Meryl Johnson, Stephanie Dodd, and Linda Haycock will explain the need for the resolution and how it will guide more than 600 public school districts across Ohio.

Featuring Ohio State Board of Education:
Laura Kohler, President
Meryl Johnson, District 11
Stephanie Dodd, District 8, Former Member
Linda Haycock, District 1, Former Member

Moderator: Susie Kaeser, LWV Ohio Education Specialist
PART 2: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 -- 7pm ET

Meet the Northeast Ohio educators and administrators who are successfully driving innovative student programming, instituting systemic policy changes, and combatting dangerous biases in education. Learn how their proven approaches impacted student learning, addressed social-emotional health, and bridged opportunity gaps for thousands of students in Northeast Ohio.​​
Dr. Andrea Celico, Superintendent, Bedford City School District
Ms. Elizabeth Kirby, Superintendent, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District
Dr. John Marschhausen, Superintendent, Hilliard City Schools
Dr. Ellen McWilliams-Woods, Chief Academic Officer, Asst Superintendent, Akron Public Schools​

Opening Speaker: Paolo DeMaria, Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction

Moderator: Rick Jackson, Senior Host and Producer, ideastream, WVIZ PBS, and WCPN NPR
REAL TALK is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program that examines the pulleys and levers in Northeast Ohio that perpetuate systemic and institutional racism, discrimination, cycles of poverty, disparities in education, social determinants of health, criminal injustice, environmental injustice, and employment and housing insecurity.

The program assembles the experts, practitioners, and community members who create and drive meaningful, sustainable change -- and provides the information, resources, and tools for Northeast Ohio residents to TAKE ACTION.

REAL TALK is a 4-League collaboration amongst Akron Area, Greater Cleveland, Hudson, and Kent.
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