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Talks for Good

Walden University's Center for Social Change is a connective hub that promotes, facilitates, and supports collaborative alliances, action research, and projects that lead to purposeful action for sustainable positive social change.

Talks for Good: A Historical Perspective on Equity in Education

Talks for Good: A Historical Perspective on Equity in Education

We are pleased to invite you to watch the first of Walden University’s Talks for Good – virtual panel discussions that focus on Equity in Education that took place on May 28th. This first in our series of Talks for Good will focus on “A Historical Perspective on Equity in Education.” 

The Covid pandemic has elevated awareness of educational inequity in school districts across the country. During this Talk for Good, our guest panel discussed the factors that contributed to the current educational landscape and how the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on the dramatic challenges facing minority and underserved students. 

This event is moderated by Mikel Brand Oliver, owner and principal consultant of Mpact Consultancy LLC and a former educator.

The panelists include:

  • Justice Alan Page, retired justice of Minnesota Supreme Court, founder of Page Education Foundation, and Walden University keynote speaker 
  • Dr. Daryl Williams, senior education equity specialist at MAEC and former assistant superintendent for Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Dr. Joy DeGruy, researcher, educator, social worker, and expert on race relations and historical trauma

You will walk away from this experience with a new perspective on equity in education and feel inspired to take action in your own schools and communities.