Academics and Public Gather for Summer Institute

Prominent Academics and General Public Gather for Annual Summer Institute
Posted on 06/16/2022
Summer Institute

The 28th annual African, African American, and Caribbean Studies Summer Institute is scheduled for June 20-23, 2022. The event will also feature the Haitian Language and Culture Institute. The goal is to help educators, educational leaders, and community stakeholders identify and implement practices that can improve academic and life outcomes for Black students.

The School District’s Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust and Gender Studies has assembled an illustrious team of experts to offer solution-oriented approaches to affirm the unique and diverse histories, cultures, and experiences of Black students. The event is open to all, and everyone is welcome to participate, learn, and gain knowledge about a number of important topics.

MONDAY, JUNE 20 – PALM BEACH LAKES COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Workshop Presentations: Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m: Affirming the History and Culture of Black Children: The Five Pillars of Institutional Change in Education. Presented by Brian Knowles and Karen Jefferson.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies for Black Knowledge and Liberation. Presented by Dr. Bianca Nightengale-Lee.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m: Land of the (Un)Free: Thinking Critically Through African American. History. Presented by Dr. Jermaine Scott.

Community Forum: Registration begins at 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m: Keynote Presentation, Doin’ Right ‘Bout My Child: African-Centered Organizing For Educational Excellence In South Florida. Presented by Dr. Melanie M. Acosta.

Workshop Presentations: 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Please note that the workshop presentations listed below will take place simultaneously:

• Educating Black Children: Whose Responsibility is it? Presented by Steve White.
• Point 5: Knowledge of Self. Presented by Amlak-I Foley.
• Black Books and Literature: Escaping Through Books. Presented by Akbar Watson.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21 – PALM BEACH LAKES COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Workshop Presentations: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m: Six Ways to Know if You Are Culturally and Linguistically Responsive. Presented by Dr. Sharroky Hollie.

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m: Sawubona. Presented by Dr. Almitra Berry.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 – PALM BEACH LAKES COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Workshop Presentations: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The events during the first half of the day on June 22 are part of the Haitian Creole Language and Culture Institute. The workshops listed below will take place simultaneously between 9:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

• The Haitian Sauce: An Energy-focused Approach to Daily Instruction. Presented by Dr. Alyssa Jean.
• Boule (Burn). Presented by Mathew Jean.
• Deconstructing and Reconstructing Identity, Our Story, Culture, and Education. Presented by Dr. Guy C. Jeanty.
• Here’s How to Help Me Succeed! Presented by Nadilia Charles.
• Literacy Instruction of Haitian Students. Presented by Dr. Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant.
• Anpil Men Chay Pa Lou: Unity is Strength. Presented by Jephta Valmy Petit Frere.

Community Forum: Registration Begins at 5:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m: English-Speaking West Indies Community Forum, Student Panel, and Open Forum.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 – DELRAY BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m: Roundtable Discussion (food and refreshments will be available).

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