Brown at 60: the community speaks up and shows up

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Brown v. Board of Education at 60: 
Examining Racial Equity in San Francisco
 
 
 Brown v Board Commemorative Flyer 6d-page-001 2 
"Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision - Brown v. Board of Education 

On Tuesday, May 13, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, community leaders and members in San Francisco gathered for an engaging and thought provoking conversation at the California Historical Society. We want to thank all those who attended, presented, and sponsored this event. 

While attendees heralded many of the accomplishments of Brown that put an end to blatantly discriminatory and racist practices and policies, they also addressed many current concerns, including inequitable distribution of resources and disparate treatment based on race, that continue to linger in today’s public schools putting the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education in jeopardy.  

The Lawyers’ Committee will continue to engage this important civil rights issue, speaking truth to power whenever necessary to advocate for equal opportunity for all. 
 
 
 StudentPresenter 
Anthony Dade, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
 Sheryl Kimberly Susan
Human Rights Commissioner, Sheryl Evans Davis; LCCR Executive Director, Kimberly Thomas Rapp; Human Rights Commission Chair, Susan Belinda Christian
ParentPanelistToni Hines, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
 
We also want to thank our esteemed panelists: 
 
Kevine Boggess
Kevine Boggess
Civic Engagement Director
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth
Swen Ervin
Swen Ervin
Human Capital Specialist of Diversity Iniatives
San Francisco Unified School District 
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Dr. Darrick Smith
Assistant Professor University of
San Francisco 
and
Co-Director/Principal
June Jordan
School for Equity
and
 
Gayle Sakowski
Chief Attorney
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights

 
 
 
This program was made possible with generous support from: 

Bingham McCutchen LLP
and 
University of San Francisco, School of Education

 
  
This event was co-sponsored by The San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Universityof San Francisco School of Education, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, and the California Historical Society.




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