2022 National Symposium
"The Case for Education in Reconciliation:
Focusing on Advocacy"
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Opening Keynote Address
Speaker: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. Dyson, will provide perspective on reconciliation efforts through multiple lenses of current concern across the nation.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Morning Keynote Address
Speaker: Sandra Quince
Sandra Quince will provide a national perspective of how business leaders, board members, and academics can build coalitions to overcome disparity issues within their organizations and communities.
Afternoon Session Speaker:
Dr. Lolita Buckner-Inniss
Dr. Buckner-Inniss will share how her family’s stories of being survivors and descendants of the Tulsa Race Massacre were threads in a larger tapestry about anti-Black racism, the value of having our own spaces, the passage of time, and finally, the law’s power to grant recognition and relief.
Evening Keynote Address
Speaker: Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela will discuss current issues in American politics and culture that give insight into the political and educational tensions that are relevant to the reconciliation work of our times.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Debate Team Coach: Chaz Stephens
The youth debate team provide deliberations over the symposium topic, “The Case for Education in Reconciliation: Focusing on Advocacy.” The information the youth present will provide foundation for subsequent dialogue sessions with both the youth and adults for the remainder of the symposium day.
Afternoon Session Speaker
Speaker: Shariah Miller
From her youth vantage point, Miller will discuss how she has seen activism and advocacy and would like to see how improvements can occur. Miller will be joined by local educators and community advocates, and other youth in discussing their thoughts on advocacy after hearing Miller’s presentation.
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