We are excited to announce that our 16th Annual Bissell Grogan Symposium will be reimagined as a Virtual Speaker Series focusing on our school-year theme, Building an Equitable Community. Director of Equity & Inclusion Lawrence Alexander will be our Keynote speaker. The keynote address will be followed by a workshop for students entitled Youth Activism: Mobilizing for Justice.
January 19, 2021 Kickoff
9:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Lawrence Alexander, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Everyday Activism: Moving from Talk to Walk
In our opening keynote, Carney, Sandoe & Associates Director of Equity & Inclusion Lawrence Alexander will speak with the intention of helping our communities, and particularly our students, lead authentic systemic change. He will address the protests and demonstrations, focusing on how we can sustain the change for which we have marched.
Raúl The Third, Internationally Recognized Muralist & Visual Artist
January 28, 9:10 a.m.
Art for Everyone
From creating works of art for museums with students from the community to publishing books inspired by his childhood experiences, Raúl the Third has always found inspiration by the people around him. Take a journey as he guides you through his many projects and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at his process. See how he creates the art that reflects his world.
Andrea Hailey, CEO, Vote.org
February 17, 9:10 a.m.
The Future of Democracy
Vote.org CEO Andrea will speak about civic engagement and democracy; why it has been important to her throughout her life and her personal journey, and why each individuals' commitment and journey is critical to sewing together the fragile fabric of democracy. She will discuss the 2020 election results and Vote.org's role, as well as her hopes and vision for the future of democracy. Finally, she will provide the audience with ideas about how they can be better stewards of democracy.
Shey Peddy, WNBA Player
Lindsey Horbatuck, Brimmer Faculty Member and Former Professional Basketball Player
March 1, 9:10 a.m.
Equity and Women’s Sports Panel Discussion featuring
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