Date & Location
Friday, June 29, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
MGM Grand Detroit 1777 3rd Ave. Detroit, MI 48226
This is the third in a series of national summits presented by Wayne County Community College District Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery, and WCCCD’s Institute for Social Progress focusing on enduring issues that disproportionately affect urban America, and related U.S. politics and policy around education.
Following these past efforts that addressed areas of economic inequality, mass incarceration, illiteracy, and significant related issues, this summit extends the scope of that work to consider critical areas of integration, civic engagement, and educational equity in advancing the project of American Democracy.
john a. powell
Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
Professor and Head in the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois – Chicago, and professor in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at UIC.
Dr. Walter G. Bumphus
President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, is also a former college Chancellor and university professor of educational administration, and a nationally known education leadership educator.
Leonard Pitts, Jr.
A nationally renowned, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, educator, radio producer, and lecturer.
Wil Del Pilar
Vice President of Higher Education Policy and Practice, The Education Trust, representing John King, 10th U.S. Secretary of Education, President and CEO, The Education Trust
Managing Principal for the McPhail Group LLC and Emerita Professor and Founder of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University.