“Seeking Accountability on Promises Made to Black and Brown Children”

October 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.

The Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence, co-founded by Identity and the NAACP Parents’ Council, hosted this virtual forum on October 15.

One year after 1,200 parents, activists and Montgomery County education and government leaders gathered to call attention to inequities in the state’s largest school system and to push for concrete changes, the Black and Brown Coalition brought the community back together virtually.

More information and a video of this virtual event coming soon.

New Report from the Black and Brown Coalition

Securing Educational Equity: Learning from the Lived Experiences of Black, Latino, and Low-Income Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

The Coalition worked with the University of Maryland School of Public Health to conduct interviews and focus groups with Black and Latino parents, students and educators, in order to determine the impact of virtual learning and the pandemic on underserved students.

Download the report

On October 15, 2019, the Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence, comprised of more than 25 community partners, hosted its first ever Black and Brown Forum for Educational Equity and Excellence.

With more than 1,000 parents, students, and community members present, the Coalition unveiled data points that illustrate systemic patterns of inequity negatively impacting Black, Brown and low-income students in Montgomery County.

During the event, the Coalition publicly called on county leaders, including members of the Board of Education, the Superintendent, the County Council, the County Executive, and the leaders of school associations, to commit to taking specific and measurable action on the asks presented during the evening on behalf of Black and Brown students.

The Coalition’s Asks

Ask #1: All students, particularly Black and Brown students, must have access to effective teaching and diverse teachers, and these teachers must be supported to succeed.

Ask #2: All students, particularly Black and Brown students, must attend schools led by effective and diverse leaders committed to providing equitable access to opportunities and resources, and these school leaders must be supported to succeed.

Ask #3: All students, particularly Black and Brown students, must be engaged in and supported to master rigorous coursework to ensure success in college and careers.

Interested in learning more? Read through the Forum presentation and the Coalition’s asks in English and Spanish

For news coverage, see articles by The Washington Post and Bethesda Beat.