Returning to Justice: Advancing Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education in the Midst of Pandemics, Protests, and Possibilities
David E. Kirkland
Vice Dean for Equity, Belonging, and Community Action
Distinguished Professor of English and Urban Education
Executive Director, NYU Metro Center
In his keynote, Dr. David E. Kirkland will engage the Richmond, VA community in a conversation on how to build better as we continue to imagine how equitable schooling should look in a time of a global pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty. In doing so, he will offer ideas for returning to educational justice while embracing the unique needs of our students. As educators continue to respond to the systematic inequities highlighted and exacerbated by this moment, the expertise, scholarship, and advocacy of Dr. Kirkland will help support crucial conversations on how a culturally responsive-sustaining education can best serve our students during COVID and how it can help us reimagine schools beyond it.
Supporting Together Area Youth RVA (STAY RVA) is a movement comprised of parents and neighbors who want to help Richmond’s local public schools thrive. We are a positive-minded, solution-oriented, action-based organization. We want you to be a part of STAY… STAY in the city, STAY committed, STAY open-minded. We want to build communities of support around every school and engage in honest conversations about why schools have not had the resources they need. We want to BECOME genuine community members who work to form relationships with all people.
Richmond is a dynamic city loved by many who call it home. We want to encourage people to STAY, put down roots, and get involved in their community by coming together in support of local schools. In order to be a first-class city, we must provide a first-class education for ALL students.
At the heart of who we are as a movement is a LOVE for humanity. There is a foundational belief that TOGETHER we can and should create a better way forward by supporting our local public schools.
What We Believe