Brown at 70: Can Separate Ever Be Equal?

Mar 4, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

2024 marks the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board, yet schools remain as segregated as the 1960s, and we’re far from delivering on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all. Where do we go from here? Should we be re-igniting efforts to end school segregation? Or investing more in primarily Black & minority-serving schools providing supportive experiences that affirm racial identity? Do we have to choose, or can we do both? Can separate ever be equal? Panelists will weigh strategies to disrupt the age-old American pattern of concentrating students of color in under-resourced schools.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Ary Amerikaner

Brown's Promise

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Sharif El-Mekki

Center for Black Educator Development

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Denise Forte

The Education Trust

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Ericka Weathers

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

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