August 24 is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, an important call to reflect on the current state of racial justice in this country. A number of community groups in Washington DC are answering this call by beginning a dialogue on race and racism. On August 8, We Act Radio’s Education Town Hall focuses on this call for dialogue in the context of education: How can a renewed, open dialogue on race and racism influence educational reform? How can we build such a dialogue in a helpful way?

This part of our show was inspired by a program at Woolly Mammoth, “From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin:A Town Hall Meeting on Black Bodies and American Racism,” scheduled for the evening of August 23.

Guests:
Jocelyn Prince, Connectivity Director of Woolly Mammoth

Allyson Criner Brown, Associate Director of Teaching for Change

Cathy Reilly, director of Senior High Alliance of Parents Principals and Educators

Iris Toyer, long-time education advocate.

This segment is scheduled to begin at 11:20 (Eastern) on August 8.
Look for more on this issue on future editions of The Education Town Hall.

The Education Town Hall is broadcast Thursdays at 11 a.m. (Eastern) on We Act Radio.

Listen on-line at We Act Radio or, in the Dc Metro area, on the AM dial: WPWC 1480 AM

Full recordings are archived for later discussion and sharing.

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