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The Power of Partnership Conference

April 13, 2018 - April 17, 2018



WHEN: Friday, April 13, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
WHERE: LinkedIn – New York Office, Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10118
COST: Free

A recent spate of articles report that no matter their background, Black folks are faced with seemingly insurmountable odds in pursuit of equitable opportunities leading to economic freedom. Powerful partnerships are needed to close an array of opportunity gaps that created these unjust outcomes.

You are invited to celebrate the beginning of the American Education Research Association (AERA) conference with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission at LinkedIn’s New York City office in the Empire State Building. Join us for an engaging conversation on Black social outcomes and policieswith a leading economistDarrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School and Associate Director of Duke University’s Center on Social Equity. The discussion will be followed by a panel of leaders in education, government, counseling, and the law sharing best practices for building equitable and lasting partnerships designed to address these pressing issues and yield mutual benefits. The event will conclude with an opportunity to get to know the speakers and guests over free drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Please feel free to share!


Sheryl Davis (@sheryldavissf) – Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission

Donna Y. Ford (@donnayford) – Full Professor of Education and Human Development and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University & Co-founder of R.A.C.E. Mentoring

Richard Haynes (@nycmenteach), Director of Student SupportNYC Department of Education

Malik S. Henfield (@drhenfield) – Full Professor of Urban School Counseling at the University of San Francisco & Incoming Chair of AERA’s Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Education Special Interest Group

Suzy Loftus (@suzyloftus) – Veteran former prosecutor who led the San Francisco Police Commission and served as General Counsel of the California Department of Justice, the nation’s second-largest public law office.

Terrell L. Strayhorn (@tlstrayhorn) – Foundar & CEO of Do Good Work, LLC & Chair of AERA’s Research Focus on Black Education Special Interest Group

Power of Partnership Event


April 13, 2018
April 17, 2018
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Empire State Building
350 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10118
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