Equity Summit to Feature National Speakers

Equity Summit to Feature National Speakers

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will provide opening remarks

Fox Valley Technical College is proud to present the Wisconsin Equity Summit on May 4 and 5. This free, fully virtual event was organized by the FVTC Diversity & Inclusion Services team and will feature local and national experts focused on diversity, inclusivity and equity. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will provide opening remarks on education and equity in Wisconsin.  

The summit is designed for K-12 educators, community leaders, technical colleges and beyond to include the voices of traditionally marginalized student groups and help them succeed. The entire event will take place on a mobile app called Whova, where attendees can engage and network with other attendees. Register here >>

“As leaders and service providers, we need to have a shared understanding of where we are, what we need to do, when we need to do it, and for whom it should be done as we work to eliminate the current equity gaps in our state,” says Rayon Brown, FVTC executive director for diversity, equity & inclusion.

Speakers will include:

  • Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes

  • Dr. Michael Benitez, vice president for diversity and inclusion, Metropolitan State University-Denver

  • Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, president of the National Academy of Education and retiree from UW-Madison's Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies

  • Dr. Sasānēhhsaeh Jennings, Native American student success coordinator, University of Wisconsin System

  • Stephen Menendian, assistant director and director of research with the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California Berkeley

  • Dr. Maame Yaa Bosuo Norman, chemical engineer, author and instructor

  • Dr. Angel B. Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling

  • Wenona Wolf, deputy chief of staff and policy & legislative director, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin

In addition to the speakers above, a variety of breakout sessions will also be available. The complete agenda is available upon registration.

Register for the event here >>

Note: after you register, you will need to download the Whova app and create an account. Once you log into Whova, you will have access to complete event details, including the agenda, speaker bios and attendee list.

For more information, contact Diversity & Inclusion Services at diversity@fvtc.edu.

Published: Apr 12, 2021

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