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Local Education Leaders Discussed Implications of Racial Trauma on Educator Preparation in N.C. A&T, WSSU Collaborative Town hall

By Tonya Dixon / 10/23/2020 College of Education

Updated with video recording

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 23, 2020) – The College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Winston-Salem State University College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education hosted a collaborative town hall addressing the mirrored implications of racial trauma and systematic oppression on educator and educator preparation programs. The virtual panel discussion took place Tuesday, Oct. 27, with local guest leaders representing various sectors of education, including:

  • James Ford, moderator, executive director for Center for Racial Equity in Education; and North Carolina Board of Education member
  • Sharon Contreras – superintendent, Guilford County Schools
  • Paula Groves Price – dean, College of Education at N.C. A&T
  • Anthony Graham – provost, Winston-Salem State University; co-chairman of DRIVE Task Force
  • LaTanya Pattillos – teacher advisor to the Governor's Office; co-chairwoman of DRIVE Task Force

As historically black universities, A&T and WSSU have a unique opportunity and platform to offer expertise and engage in critical dialogue around strategies, policies and inquiries that dismantle systems of oppression and power as they exist in education and educator preparation programs.

The town hall provided an opportunity teachers, teacher candidates, faculty and the community to voice, hear and learn strategies to promote anti-racism in teaching and learning environments.  

 The town hall will was held virtually, via Zoom webinar. 

Media Contact Information: tddixon1@ncat.edu

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