2020 Conference Speakers

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Boston – April 15-17, 2020

Keynote Speakers:

Marcia Chatelain, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Georgetown Universityand Author, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (2015) and Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (coming 2020)

Marcia Chatelain is a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Previously, she was the Reach for Excellence Assistant Professor of Honors and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma’s Honors College. In 2008, Chatelain graduated with her Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. While at Brown, Chatelain received the University of California-Santa Barbara’s Black Studies Dissertation Fellowship. The author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015) she teaches about women’s and girls’ history, as well as the history of black capitalism. Her forthcoming book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (Liveright Publishing Co./W.W. Norton, January 2020) will examine the intricate relationship among African American politicians, civil rights organizations, communities, and the fast food industry. Learn more about Marcia Chatelain.

Angel Pérez, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, Trinity College

Angel B. Pérez is an education administrator, author, speaker, teacher, and student advocate. With more than two decades’ experience in secondary and higher education leadership positions in the U.S., he is now recognized as a national thought leader, and sought after as an international speaker, on issues of educational equity and access in American education. Pérez’s work on behalf of underrepresented student populations echoes his own story. Growing up poor in Puerto Rico and the South Bronx, he went on to graduate from some of America’s most prestigious institutions and now dedicates his efforts to ensure that all who aspire to higher education have the opportunity to achieve. Learn more about Angel Pérez.

Howard C. Stevenson, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Executive Director, Racial Empowerment Collaborative; and Director, Forward Promise

Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, in the Human Development & Quantitative Methods Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative at Penn, designed to promote racial literacy in education, health, community and justice institutions. Backed by a 12 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at REC, Howard also directs Forward Promise, a national philanthropic office that promotes a culture of health for boys and young men of color, to help them heal from the trauma of historical and present-day dehumanization, discrimination and colonization. Learn more about Howard Stevenson.

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