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Fall Summit: Access, Justice, Visibility

December 12, 2018 @ 8:15 am - 3:30 pm

Morning Keynote: Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusion

Presenter: Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School and advocate for people with disabilities.

People with disabilities represent the largest minority group, numbering one billion worldwide. Reaching a group of this scale creates value for everyone. Organizations that prioritize accessibility benefit by gaining access to a much larger user base, improving the experience for both disabled and non-disabled users, and facilitating further innovation.

Morning Panel: Living & Breathing Access, Justice, & Visibility: Practitioner Perspectives

How can educators ensure access, justice, and visibility for all in their classrooms and school communities? In this panel discussion, six current practitioners from across NYC will share their experiences and lessons learned. Audience members will also have the opportunity to pose questions.

Afternoon Reflection: React, Reply, Reconstruct

In collaboration with other educators, participants will reply and react to Haben Girma and the panel’s insights, consider how they connect to access, justice, and visibility, and reconstruct their vision of teaching and learning.

Afternoon Keynote: Funds of Knowledge: Tapping into the Cultural Capital of Latino Students and Families

Presenter: Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah

The cultural and linguistic experiences that many of our students bring to school are often perceived to be deficits that require correction when in fact they are strengths and sources of knowledge. Lets learn to prioritize how to tap into the role this cultural capital can play in the academic identity and success of Latino students.



  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Please see the below seat allotment, based on membership level. Member overages are $150/seat.
    • Premier – 5
    • Enhanced – 3
    • Core/Select – 2


December 12, 2018
8:15 am - 3:30 pm
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Brooklyn Law School: Forchelli Center
205 State St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Suggested Audience
Administrators, Deans/Coaches, ELL Coordinators, ELL Teachers, General Education Teachers, Operations Leads, Paraprofessionals, School Leaders, Social Workers/Counselors, Special Education Leads, Special Education Teachers
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