Race, Ethnicity and Public Education: Deepening the Conversation

EMAC Conference 2016

Discussions about standing together against bigotry, understanding racism as a system designed to divide and control, and engaging in “difficult conversations” highlighted the 2016 conference held on Dec 2 and 3 in Framingham. Coming on the heels of a presidential campaign that tapped into a troubling strain of racism and bigotry in America, EMAC Chair Yan Yii opened the event by reminding participants that “given the current political climate, our mission is more important now than ever.”

The MTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee sponsors the annual conference, which offers participants the chance to discuss some of the most pressing issues in education today — along with workshops to build skills and the opportunity to broaden professional networks.

Read more and see photos from the 2016 conference whose theme was “Race, Ethnicity and Public Education: Deepening the Conversation.