Race and Education: A Look at the Chicago Public Schools

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 11:00am

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Union League Club of Chicago

65 W. Jackson Blvd

Chicago, 

IL 

60604

Presenter

Community Renewal Society
312-427-4830

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Race continues to define the education that most children in this country, state, and city receive. Catalyst Chicago and the Union League Club of Chicago forum will examine this challenge from both international and local perspectives.

Specifically, the speakers will address these questions: How does race affect the quality of education provided by CPS? How does the success or failure of minority students in CPS affect the community at large? Which innovative strategies are improving the education of CPS students, and what can we learn from them?

Terry Mazany, president of The Chicago Community Trust and former interim CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, will be the keynote speaker. Panelists will be: Terrence Carter, from the Academy of Urban School Leadership and former principal of Barton Elementary; Ernesto Matias, Principal, Wells Community Academy High School; and Shelby Wyatt, a counselor at Kenwood Academy High School and founder of The Brotherhood peer mentoring program.

The program will begin at 4 p.m. and a reception will follow from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Please note this venue has a dress code, the details of which may be found by clicking on this link.