Presenting at the 2019 SPE Annual Conference

I’m excited and thrilled to announce that I will be presenting at the 2019 SPE Annual Conference, The Myths of Photography and the American Dream. I am honored to be on the panel with Colette Veasey-Cullors, Elle Perez, and Jennifer Ferretti. Our panel is titled “"Educational Reform: Challenging the Ideology of the 'American Dream', Equity, and Inclusion in Institutions and the Work Place" 

Presentations on Main Stage 2

Akea Brionne Brown, Jennifer Ferretti, Elle Perez, and Colette Veasey-Cullors (Panel) | Michael Marshall (Teaching & Learning)

Saturday, March 09 - 10:15AM to 11:15AM
Hope Ballroom

"Educational Reform: Challenging the Ideology of the 'American Dream', Equity, and Inclusion in Institutions and the Work Place"

As the student population in American schools becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative that educators create a climate that considers diversity; in all of its forms. It is crucial that we confront the shortcomings within the traditional ideology of the American dream, by confronting the ways in which it has been largely inaccessible to marginalized groups, especially within the contemporary educational landscape. Creating a space where differences are highly valued, is essential to instilling cultural competency, inclusivity, communal inspiration, and an understanding that diversity is an essential component to the cultivation of our student's education in this global society.

For more information on my co-panelists, see below:

More information about Elle and their work can be found at   http://cargocollective.com/elleperez

More information about Elle and their work can be found at http://cargocollective.com/elleperez