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The Equity Event – 2020

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 6 @ 6:00 pm

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This experience aims at taking you and your board from a deeper understanding of equity to strategic leadership and impact for closing the opportunity, access and achievement gaps in your schools.


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Registration Fee
The $295/person member registration fee includes access to online materials, continental breakfast on Thursday and Friday, snacks both days and lunch on Thursday. Non-member registration fee is $295/person.

​Registration for both workshops closes on Friday, February 28, 2020. This is also the date for cancellations to be submitted. On-site registration will be accepted at an additional cost of $50.

Hotel Information:
For reservations at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, call 800-325-3535 no later than February 19, 2020. The ASBA conference room rate is $175 single/double. To receive the conference rate, please mention the ASBA Equity Workshop.

Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions:
Cancellations for both workshops must be in writing and faxed to 602-254-1177 by Friday, February 28, 2020. No Shows will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.

​Should you require assistance with the registration process, please call the ASBA office at 602-254-1100 or 1-800-238-4701.

Equity Event - March 5, 2020

8:00-8:30 a.m.Check-In, Continental BreakfastRegistration
8:30-9:00 a.m.Welcome & Introduction PLUS Equity Through the Arts: Payson H.S. Marching BandDr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, ASBA Executive Director and Erica Maxwell, Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Arizona Dept. of Education
9:00-12:00 p.m.Inclusive Leaders: Who Are They? How Do You Become One?Dr. Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan, Director of Leadership Engagement, Rural Schools Institute at University of Nebraska
12:00-1:00 p.m.Lunch & Resource Fair PLUS Equity Through the Arts: Marcos de Niza H.S. Mariachi EnsembleCommunity organizations supporting student inclusion
1:00-1:45 p.m.Welcoming Schools: Immigrant Students & FamiliesJosé Patiño, Director of Education & Advocacy, Aliento; Juan Cisneros, Student, Aliento Youth
1:45-2:30 p.m.Welcoming Schools: Refugee Students & FamiliesMelissa Maness, Education & Learning Manager, International Rescue Committee; Naruro Hassan, ASU Student and Refugee Student Advocate
2:30-2:45 p.m.Break
2:45-3:30 p.m.Welcoming Schools: LGBTQ+ Students & FamiliesCheryl Greene, Deputy Director, Welcoming Schools; Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
3:30-4:15 p.m.Welcoming Schools: Foster Students & FamiliesJoey Taylor, Foster Care Education Coordinator, Arizona Department of Education; Rose DeBlas, Program Manager- Maricopa County, FosterEd Arizona
4:15-4:30 p.m.Closing RemarksASBA Staff
4:30-6:00 p.m.Reception & Entertainment

Equity Event - March 6, 2020

8:00-8:30 a.m.Check-In, Continental BreakfastRegistration
8:30-9:00 a.m.Welcome & Introduction Equity Through the Arts: Ruben Hernandez Maryvale Arts LLC.ASBA Staff
9:00-12:00 p.m.Allyship: Roles & Responsibilities, Common Traps & Potholes, Skills & Effective AllyshipMelia Dunn, Founder & Consultant, MDC and Janey Pearl Sparks, Engagement Professional & Community Advocate
12:00-12:30 p.m.Closing RemarksASBA Staff
12:30 p.m.Adjourn


March 5 @ 8:00 am
March 6 @ 6:00 pm


Sheraton Cresent Hotel
2620 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, 85021 United States
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