2020 #EdEquityVA Virtual Equity Summit (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


Join Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane for the this virtual conference, which will bring together educators and leaders from across the state to explore the implications of institutional racism in public education and raise state discourse and action around courageous teaching and leading, equity, and the principles of anti-racism. Educators and education leaders are encouraged to register and attend. 

This year’s Summit will convene over two days:

  • Day 1 (August 5th) will be geared towards teachers, principals, instructional leaders, and equity coordinators.  
  • Day 2 (August 6th) will be geared towards superintendent teams, administrators, school board members, and division level equity leads.
  • Both days will include a keynote address by Dr. Bettina Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.  

Special Instructions:

  • Registration is restricted to school division personnel. Please use your school division affiliated email address when registering. 
  • Please register for each session separately.
  • Space is limited, so please only register for one session per breakout section. 
  • You will receive a confirmation email from ZOOM with your meeting login information. This link will be unique to the email address you use when you register.

To view the full list of breakout sessions and access the registration pages, follow this link: http://www.virginiaisforlearners.virginia.gov/ed-equity-va/. All sessions provided will focus on building an educator workforce that is positioned for anti-racism and cultural proficiency to ensure that Virginia’s public education system is one that maximizes the potential of all students.   


8/5/2020 1:00 PM - 8/5/2020 4:45 PM,
8/6/2020 1:00 PM - 8/6/2020 4:45 PM


Office of Equity and Community Engagement


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