Member Briefing Call: School Segregation

Program Dates 
August 21, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Listen to the briefing call here.

The sole education issue to arise in the first round of Democratic presidential debates was school desegregation, both its legacy and lasting effects today. The issue arose again in the second round. In the interim, media outlets shared stories on the state of school segregation today and where change is gaining traction. For example:

It Was Never About Busing (New York Times)
Getting the Busing Story Right, 40 Years Later (Phi Delta Kappan)

For those of us who care about equity, school segregation is a topic we cannot ignore. Join Celine Coggins, executive director of Grantmakers for Education, for a conversation with two leaders in education, social issues and philanthropy: Susan Eaton of Brandeis University and Sanjiv Rao of the Ford Foundation. Register here. Registration closes August 20.

Susan is professor of practice in social policy and director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University. She regularly engages funders and practitioners to inform and advance grantmaking to address complex issues such as segregation. Sanjiv is director of civic engagement and government at Ford Foundation where he works to strengthen representation, participation and leadership in U.S. democracy so that communities can shape their futures, animated by principles of dignity, inclusion and fairness.

Topics we'll cover include:

  • How we arrived at the current moment.
  • Current legislation in the U.S. Congress to address school segregation.
  • Actions on the state and district level on modern desegregation.
  • What roles and opportunities exist for grantmakers in policy and practice.

Join the conversation to learn more about where we are now and how we can work within a multidimensional ecosystem of organizations to create, sustain and improve diverse, equitable and inclusive schools.

This webinar is for Grantmakers for Education members only. Register here.

There is no cost to attend this Grantmakers for Education program.