Second Discussion by “Transformative Voices” Explores Equity in Schools

Panel of experts on diversity and inclusion to share perspectives via Zoom webinar on Aug. 4.

The UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the UCLA Women’s School Leadership Academy will present the panel discussion, “Transformative Voices #2: Educators for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m., PST. The conversation, moderated by Annamarie Francois, executive director of UCLA’s Center X, will be centered on celebrating diversity in ways that make schools more equitable, and ways to encourage and sustain the voices of administrators, teachers, parents and students in developing equitable schools.

Panelists include Ryan Smith, chief external officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, former Executive Director of the Education Trust-West and Vice President of Strategic Advocacy for the Education Trust; Brooke Rios (’19, Ed.D.), executive director, New Los Angeles Charter Schools; Manuel Rustin (’17, Ed.D.), history and economics teachers at John Muir High School and chair of the History-Social Science Subject Matter Committee of the California Department of Education’s Instructional Quality Commission; and Peter Flores III, director of student services, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District and director, Equity Division, CLEAR.

Linda Rose, Ph.D., directs the UCLA Women’s School Leadership Academy. Photo by Todd Cheney, UCLA

The UCLA Women’s School Leadership Academy is designed for women leaders in public, charter, independent schools and other K -12 leadership roles. The Academy focuses on leading as a woman, making discussions using multiple perspectives, building relationships and cultivating mentors and communicating for impact and to navigate public and private lives.

For more information on the webinar on Aug. 4 and on WSLA, contact Linda Rose or visit the website.

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