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October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce our first STAY Talk “Learning Together: The Intersection of Race and Education”




We are excited to invite you to an evening of lively conversation with national school diversity thought leaders Dr. Courtney Mykytyn & Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley moderated by Taikein Cooper.

Courtney is the founder of Integrated Schools, a growing grassroots movement of, by and for parents who are intentionally, joyfully and humbly enrolling their children in integrating schools. She directs this “all-volunteer army” from Los Angeles, CA and will be joining us to share her perspective gained from personal experiencing sending her teenage children to global-majority schools and from her connections in communities across the United States.

Genevieve is an award-winning scholar and author focused on school diversity and integration. A Richmond native and RPS graduate, Genevieve is an associate professor in the VCU School of Education where her research focuses on examining school segregation and resegregation in U.S. metropolitan areas, along with strategies for promoting inclusive school communities and policy options for a truly integrated society. Her book “When the fences come down: Twenty-first century lessons from metropolitan school desegregation” was published in 2016.

Taikein is the executive director of Virginia Excels, a Richmond-based non-profit that works to empower families and communities to advocate for school equity across the state. Taikein hails from Prince Edward County, VA, one of five counties included in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and has been politically active since his youth. He works to activate others through research and education to make positive change in their own communities.

Join us for a conversation on race and education centered on where we are, what brought us here, and how we move forward. The suggested price is $25/ticket but please use the discount code STAYFRIENDS if you need a free ticket. We think this is an important conversation and do not want cost to be a barrier for participating.


VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
601 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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