Each year, 150,000 Black and Brown children—disproportionally those with disabilities—are handcuffed, restrained, referred to law enforcement, and arrested in our nation’s schools. This 90-minute virtual event will feature community partners reflecting on how Baltimore is affected by these acts of inequality and racism for our children and what is being done to change that reality.
Baltimore, Maryland [June 9, 2021] As this unpredicted season begins against the backdrop of Covid-19, racial unrest, and action for justice and healing – nothing has been normal. This final in a series of Winter/Spring 2021 From the Heights virtual conversations hosted by Promise Heights will examine the challenges of the moment, offering actionable insights that you can use today.
In partnership with Everyman Theatre, we welcome everyone to attend a free virtual webinar conversation, scheduled on Juneteenth—Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 1-2:30 pm. Participants are encouraged to also view Everyman Theatre’s current production of Dominique Morisseau’s renowned play, Pipeline. (See below how to register for tickets.)
FEATURED PANELISTS: Jefferson A. Russell who stars as Xavier in this production and is perhaps best known for his roles in Homicide (1993) and many other works. Tammatha Woodhouse, Principal of Renaissance Academy High and former Principal of Excel Academy, Middle & High School Bronwyn Mayden, Executive Director of Promise Heights
TBA: A Renaissance Academy-affiliated student Moderated by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, author, educator, and host of WEAA/88.9FM's "Today with Dr. Kaye."
The play and the conversation will both be virtual. After completing registration for the June 19 program, you will be automatically redirected to Everyman Theatre's website. Note: UMB staff, students, and SSW alumni, please remember to enter our code PROMISEHEIGHTS21 to receive a discounted ticket price. Social Workers: You are eligible to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the discussion but must be present for the full event. This can be submitted to your respective boards for approval.
To learn more about the From the Heights series of virtual events, click here.
Funding for the From the Heights series was provided by The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kaiser Permanente