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Perceptions of Color Episode 12: Black to School
September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
What: Perceptions of Color Episode 12: Black to School
When: 9/6/22 @6pm
Who: Ages 18+
Join Marsalis Weatherspoon and his guests for Perceptions of Color, a monthly series that intends to both celebrate and educate about all facets of the African American experience. Weatherspoon, a musician, speaker, and public servant, currently serves as President of the local NAACP branch, Hot Springs Branch #6013.
Incorporated in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or the N.A.A.C.P., is the oldest civil rights organization in the United States. With over 2,000 units across the country, it champions the causes of justice, equity, and seeking an end to race-based discrimination.
Nearly 70 years after Brown v. Board (1954), public schools continue to experience de facto segregation. This often leaves Black and Brown students in racially-segregated and lower-income demographics, leading to gaps in achievement between black students and their white counterparts. This program will feature a roundtable discussion on area schools and agencies and the services they provide to promote better educational outcomes for Black youth.