Teens Take Charge Summit, Activists X Academics, Tackles Racial Justice in Public Schools

News Advisory: 

UCLA Civil Rights Project joins  gathering of young people in pursuit of racial equity

The UCLA Civil Rights Project is joining with Teens Take Charge and youth education groups across the country, Saturday, February 13 in  “Activists x Academics,”  a virtual summit on racial equity in the nation’s public schools.  The summit is scheduled to take place from 11.a.m. (EST) to 5.30. pm. (EST).

The summit will bring together young people with leading writers, scholars and activists and

shine a light on the efforts of young people working to create more integrated, equitable, restorative, affirming school systems that give students real power in decision making.

Youth presenters include representatives from activist groups across the nation, including Youth on Board (Boston), Tulsa Changemakers, Youth Justice Project (Durham), Rosedale Freedom Project (Mississippi), and many others.

New York Times Magazine writer and 1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones headlines a list of about a dozen writers and scholars who will moderate panels or deliver short talks throughout the summit. Additional participants include Gary Orfield , co-director of the UCLA Civil Rights Project. Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Cornell professor Noliwe Rooks, activist Jo Ann Allen Boyce of the “Clinton 12,” San Antonio school district innovation officer Mohammed Choudhury and more.

Media Registration and summit information materials are available at https://bit.ly/3d9Z9u2