Recordings of these discussions are available below.
To reinvigorate the movement for integration in education and housing, The Century Foundation’s Bridges Collaborative is proud to launch its third annual national convening, and its first in-person national event. Our cohort of fifty-plus partners—school districts, charter schools, and fair housing organizations—will focus on increasing access to diverse, integrated, and inclusive schools and neighborhoods, as well as improving the quality of these schools and neighborhoods for children.
The general public is invited to join the sessions below. (Collaborative Members will access these events through their normal convening registration and login process – they do not need to register here). Please see the schedule below.
Please register only once. In the confirmation and reminder emails you will receive links to watch all public sessions.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET
Paths forward for Integration in Maryland and Beyond
Join us for a conversation about advancing school integration locally and nationally. Speakers include: Mohammed Choudhury, state superintendent of schools, Maryland State Department of Education; and Senate President Bill Ferguson (D–Baltimore City). Moderated by Liz Bowie, education reporter, The Baltimore Banner.
Friday, May 20, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM ET
Join us as we welcome all members and give a brief overview of the convening. Speakers include: Dr. Stefan Lallinger, director, The Century Foundation’s Bridges Collaborative; Roberto J. Rodríguez, assistant secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education; and Mark Zuckerman, president, The Century Foundation.
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)–appearing via pre-recorded remarks–and Maya Wiley, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will reflect on the importance of school and housing integration and what can be done to promote it. Wiley, a longtime MSNBC commentator, co-chaired former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group. Moderated by Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow, The Century Foundation.