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UCEA Presidential Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET


Equity in the U.S. Context 70 Years Post Brown v. the Board of Education: A Glimpse into the Portal of Educational Equity through the Eyes of Equity Researchers

Equity has been highlighted in discussions in every aspect of U.S. life from the civil rights era until present contemporary times. The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, rendered 70 years ago, centered the notion of equity in the context of U.S. education. This ruling caused the nation to examine and to question the experiences of Black children in U.S. schools and pushed for equal educational experiences through an order to implement equitable policies and practices. Such efforts have not yielded the intended policies, practices, or outcomes. As a result, Black, Brown, and Indigenous children continue to be underserved in U.S. schools and are still underperforming when compared to their tremendous aptitude and potential.

Today, this esteemed panel of equity researchers will interrogate the current state of equity in the U.S. educational context and discuss where we go from here as we navigate and interrogate the seen and unforeseen dangers of doing equity work in the current anti-woke era in which we find ourselves.


Dana Thompson Dorsey, University of South Florida
Daniel Moraguez, Florida State University
Mario Jackson, Florida State University
Mark Gooden, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ira Murray, Vanderbilt University
Sharon Radd, St. Catherine University


Lisa Bass, North Carollina State University