Themed around equity in education, the series will include workshops, conferences, performances and a gala.

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NYU Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of events on Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20, titled: Born After Brown: Imagining the Future of Equity in Education.

Themed around equity in education, the series of events will include a colloquy with Dr. Pedro A. Noguera and CNN Commentator and former South Carolina state lawmaker Bakari Sellers, a gala honoring the Center’s founder Dr. LaMar P. Miller, educational conferences supporting the topic of equity in education for K-12 teachers and practitioners, a performance by Rohina Malik focusing on the lives of Muslim women in modern-day America following the 9/11 attacks, a special presentation by Kenneth Morris, the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, and more! The full list of events is included below.

Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Gala Celebration in Honor of Dr. LaMar P. Miller
Grand Hall
NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, 5th Floor
238 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

Celebratory gala honoring Dr. LaMar P. Miller, the founder and first executive director of the Metro Center. During the evening, the Torch of Learning Award will be presented.

Friday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m.
TAC-D Summer Institute Conference on Disproportional: Race, Politics and Justice
Rosenthal Pavilion
Kimmel Center for Student Life, 10th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

This conference provides educators and practitioners with the opportunity to discuss establishing justice and equitable outcomes for vulnerable students.

Friday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Colloquy and Reception with Dr. Pedro Noguera featuring the Honorable Bakari Sellers
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
Kimmel Center for Student Life, 4th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Ahead of the colloquy, there will be a special presentation by Kenneth Morris, the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. There will also be remarks provided by the dean of NYU Steinhardt Dominic Brewer, and Dr. Betty Rosa, chancellor of New York State’s Board of Regents.

Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 a.m.
Decolonizing Education Conference
Vanderbilt Hall
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

This conference is designed for and by teacher activists, guidance counselors, social workers, and building administrators who provide experienced approaches to removing barriers to equitable opportunities.

Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Gallery Exhibit Walk
Rosenthal Pavilion
Kimmel Center for Student Life, 9th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

The gallery walk will include a series of poster sessions and conversations highlighting the work of the Metro Center’s 14 programs: ASD Nest Support Project; The Center for Community Organizing and Engagement; Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation; Center for Strategic Solutions; Center for Student Success; Center for Research on Teacher Education; Liberty Partnerships Program; The College Prep Academy/1199 Workforce Program; Language RBERN; Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality; Metro Learning Communities; Mindful Education Lab; Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity; and ROSES (Resilience, Opportunity, Safety, Education, Strength).

Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m.
High Tea: Spilling the EquiTEA with Laura Coates
Rosenthal Pavilion
Kimmel Center for Student Life, 10th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

The high tea will include a conversation with CNN Legal Analyst and the host of SiriusXM’s The Laura Coates Show, Laura Coates; and Stella Flores, NYU Steinhardt’s associate dean for faculty development and diversity, and director of access and equity at NYU Steinhardt’s Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Saturday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m.
One Woman Performance by Rohina Malik
Rosenthal Pavilion
Kimmel Center for Student Life, 10th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Performance presentation with Rohina Malik who will present her acclaimed one-woman play, Unveiled, a performance focusing on the lives of Muslim women following the events of 9/11.

Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
A Youth Celebration: Learning from the Future
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
Kimmel Center for Student Life, 4th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Centered around the Metro Center’s youth programs and in collaboration with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, the event will include break-out workshop sessions for youth, Broadway artist perormances, and more. The Metro Center is also supporting Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) in its distribution of over 100 million hardcover copies of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. Copies will be distributed to students during the event.

Interested attendees should CLICK HERE to register.

All events are open to members of media. Journalists should RSVP to Jordan Bennett at Jordan.Bennett@nyu.edu.

About the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools
NYU Steinhardt’s Metro Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools promotes equity and opportunity in education through engaged science work: applied research, program evaluation, policy analysis, community engagement, and professional assistance to educational, governmental, and community agencies serving vulnerable populations. Founded in 1978 with the goal of achieving equity in public education and engaging with staff and personnel from more than 700 school districts across New York state, the Metro Center is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and social justice for all children. Learn more at steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.