Monday, Feb 01, 2021
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Leadership for Society: Race and Power Webinar Series — Education

Two experts on educational equity discuss the role of socioeconomic inequality in educational achievement gaps.
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Stanford Community
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By some measures schools are more racially segregated today than they were in the 70s. How do we account for the continuation of this educational divide, what are its consequences, and what, if anything, can we do about it?

Professor Brian Lowery talks with The President of the University of California system, Michael Drake, and Stanford’s resident expert on educational equity, Sean Reardon. They talk about the causes, patterns, and consequences of social and educational inequality, and discuss what can be done to reduce these inequalities.

This event is part of a weekly series of conversations with prominent leaders that aims to deepen our collective awareness of the role of race in the United States and around the world. We will discuss how race interacts with structures of power and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives. 

Sign up for GSBGEN495 Leadership for Society: Race and Power for credit (may be repeated) or register to audit any or all of the live webinars.

Who should attend

  • You care about racial equity but don’t have the foundational knowledge to feel confident in speaking up on the topic.
  • You aspire to lead and empathize with a racially diverse workforce.
  • You are knowledgeable about the complexities of race but want to learn from the insights of prominent leaders on this topic.
President, University of California
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research