Event – African American Leadership Forum VIII – The Time is Now! Educating Every Black Child

My colleagues and I will be attending the African American Leadership Forum Conference tomorrow at General Mills.  The topic is “The Time is Now! Educating Every Black Child.”  We’ll be bringing some of our new Servant Leader Interns for freedom school and learning about family engagement, the politics of education and teacher quality. So excited.…

Music of Our Lives Recap

Tonight was “Music of Our Lives.”  The fundraising event for Park Avenue Youth and Family Services CDF Freedom Schools Program.  The music, the crowd, the food, the venue were all fantastic and above all else, people gathered to support a really phenomenal program for kids. The CDF Freedom Schools are modeled after the Freedom Schools…

Music of Our Lives

Video from 2011 Music of Our Lives Tickets are $50 at the door and support the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School® at Park Avenue Youth and Family Services.  There will be an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour from 6:00 to 7:00 with silent auction and the concert will start at 7:00 Minneapolis Woman’s Club 410 Oak…

Scientifically Predictable

  Last night my co-worker and I went to hear Chris Stewart of the African American Leadership Forum speak about Education Justice.   There were lots of ideas and stories that he shared that are still rattling around in my brain.  He told a story of how one of our local High Schools in the…

Students For Education Reform – Macalester

Tonight – April 2, 2013 – at the Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel (Macalester College) 7:00-8:30 Students For Education Reform presents the Education Week Key Note Speaker: Chris Stewart is the current Executive Director of the Minnesota African American Leadership Forum. He will speak about his experiences as a parent, Minneapolis school board member, and education reform…

Expectations – Literacy and Music Monday

His tutor didn’t show up on Thursday, called and said that he was stuck in a meeting.  So my third grade friend and I sat down in the computer lab/ tutoring office and pulled out a packet on Tall Tales.  We reviewed “Paul Bunyan” which he had read on Tuesday with his tutor, then pulled…