ABAR Mini-Conference and Speaker Series Part 2- April 24, 2021

  •  Jason Reynolds Video
    Click to watch the exclusive video of St. Louis Public School students and Jason Reynolds having a very candid conversation about racism, anti-racism and you!  


    Opening Session/Breakout Session Debrief - Click here to watch
    Breakout Sessions
    Equity Through Advocacy, Transition, and Relationship Building |Click here to watch 
    Marvin Echols, Jr., MSW
    Program Director
    Education and Therapeutic Support at Madison

    Kimberly Long
    School Principal
    Nottingham CAJT High School
    COVID-19 Pandemic & Virtual Learning Experiences: Identifying Ways to Support Our Youth |Click here to watch 
    Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Brown School of Social Work
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Equitable Leadership in Action: Practical Strategies for Turning Theory Into Practice |Click here to watch
    Tyler A. Archer, Ed.D.
    School Principal
    Earl Nance Sr. Elementary
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    The leaders of the Saint Louis Public School District (SLPS) encourage you to join us for Part 2 of the District's inaugural Anti-Bias Anti-Racism (ABAR) Virtual Mini-Conference and Speaker Series.
    Part 2, scheduled for Saturday, April 24, from 9:00am - 11:30am, will feature award-winning author and thought leader Jason Reynolds!
    About the Speaker: Jason Reynolds is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and the New York Times best-selling author of All American Boys, the Track seriesLong Way DownFor Everyone, Miles Morales-Spiderman and Stamped (with Ibram X. Kendi). He was just named the inaugural Honorary Chair of 2021 Banned Books Week.

    Born in Washington, DC and raised in neighboring Oxon Hill, MD, Reynolds found inspiration in rap to begin writing poetry at 9 years old. He currently writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
    About the Initiative: The mini-conference and speaker series is a component of the SLPS ABAR programming designed to teach youth about social justice and racial inequality. Other aspects of ABAR programming include comprehensive curriculum updates, a newly revised African American Studies course and book studies.