Why you should attend the 12th annual A Dream Deferred Conference, March 7-8 in Charlotte, NC
Why you should attend the 12th annual A Dream Deferred Conference, March 7-8 in Charlotte, NCAbby Hexter, Director, Communications
The College Board hosts many events throughout the year, but few are as hotly anticipated as A Dream Deferred. The good news is, you can still register to attend! This year, the A Dream Deferred planning committee has amassed a dynamic set of speakers and presenters who will spark lively and necessary discussion of issues of race, inclusion, diversity, and college access for African American students. And if these speakers aren’t reason enough to attend this unique event, here’s some additional motivation:
- Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will open the conference with a keynote address.
- Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC), who President Obama once called "one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens," will provide a special update from the White House Initiative on HBCUs during Tuesday’s plenary session.
- Dr. Steve Perry, Founder and Principal, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, will lead a conversation around school-level best practices and strategies for African American student success.
- Attendees can network with colleagues and connect with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during the reception and college fair.
- A group of faculty and students from Drake University and Roosevelt High School in Iowa will explore the benefits and challenges of forming student-led groups in urban high schools to address the disproportionate representation of students of color in Advanced Placement classes during the breakout session, “Lessons Learned from the C.O.R.E.”
- Additional sessions of note include: “Leading by Example: Increasing the Presence of Black Men in the Classroom,” “Data & Super Groups: One School’s Approach to Increasing Diversity in AP,” and "It Takes a Village: Building a Foundation for First-Generation Students.”
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in these important conversations. Register now!