July 8 2020

Seeking BIPOC speakers for our 2020-21 EDTalks season!

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Planning is now underway for our ninth season of EDTalks – and we’re looking for some great speakers from our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities.   

Based on the TEDTalks model – and in partnership with the Citizens League – EDTalks feature compelling presentations and Q & A with cutting-edge educators, youth advocates, journalists, artists, policy-makers and other community leaders on a wide range of issues impacting students and public education. EDTalks was created to raise public awareness of these issues and strengthen engagement and advocacy with and on behalf of our young people.

Past EDTalks have focused on topics ranging from raising tech-healthy kids (Dave Eisenmann) and creating gender-inclusive schools (Jason Bucklin),  to education and the media (Beth Hawkins), strengthening youth civic engagement (Amy Cram Helwich), self-care for educators and advocates (Rebeka Ndosi), trauma-informed classrooms (Mark Sander), critical theory of Blackness in K-12 classrooms (Dr. Keith Mayes) and creating pro-girl spaces (Elena Gustafson).

Our 2020-21 season will focus on Black and Brown voices in the K-12 education, equity and youth development spaces.  We are actively inviting BIPOC speakers to apply and ask for your help in spreading the word. Learn more and check out our speaker info flyer, online application and videos from our past EDTalks.

Priority deadline for applications is July 31. For more information or to suggest topics and speakers, contact Heidi D. Johnson at 612-455-1559. Thank you!