Leadership Journeys at SXSWEdu

We know that the paths of educators and leaders of color are not without obstacles. They work in and with communities who themselves are often barraged with conflict. And yet, they're often tasked with being courageous and stern in the face of adversity. To withhold love and mask vulnerability. We whole-heartedly reject this premise.
We invite educators of color and allies of the equity in education movement to join exceptional system leaders from across the country as they share deeply personal stories in this fun, interactive and standing room only celebration of our collective dopeness
The paths of these leaders' -- Nancy Gutierrez (President & CEO, NYC Leadership Academy), Roberto Padilla (Superintendent, Newburgh Enlarged School District) and Meisha Ross Porter (Bronx Executive Superintendent, NYC Department of Education) -- have been among those less traveled and, as a result, have shaped who they have become as servant stewards and equity warriors.
This multi-media collaboration -- fueled by DJ Mickey Breeze (High School for Recording Arts) and emcee'd by Big Picture Co-Executive Director Carlos Moreno -- replaces turntables with slide decks, but without the sacrifice of soul.
Light snacks, beverages and real talk will be served. Join us, Wednesday, March 11th, at SXSWEdu in Austin. Additional details to follow
Our thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundations for their support of this event.