Building Strong School and Community Partnerships:
A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022
Video Access Available until March 1, 2022
9:00am - 10:15am
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
All times listed are CENTRAL Time
Sessions Take Place on Zoom
$79 per person
$500 for full school or organization access
Across the United States, schools and communities continue to struggle through the pandemic and polarizing times. In order for schools to best educate every student, collective efficacy and finding common ground is a necessary path forward. Percy Brown, Jr. will reflect on Dr. King’s theoretical framework for the Beloved Community and highlight practical strategies schools and communities can use to build strong partnerships.
This series is appropriate for all K-12, Higher Education, and Community Stakeholders
Percy Brown Jr. is the Director of the Learner FIRST Center for Civil Rights in Education. In 2016, Madison365 recognized Percy Brown, Jr. as one of the most influential African- Americans in the state of Wisconsin. Madison365 describes Percy as “one of the great leaders to arise from the south side of Madison.” In 2014 and 2015 respectively, Percy was awarded the Educator of the Year award by the 100 Black Men chapter of Madison, WI. and was the recipient of the Urban League of Greater Madison President’s Rising Star award. Percy Brown, Jr. comes from a family of civil rights activists that fought for equal rights in the Jim Crow south during the 1950’s and 60’s in Bolivar County Mississippi. His grandfather, Morgan Brown, Jr., was an educator for over 50 years and led most civil rights efforts in Bolivar County. Percy’s father, uncles and aunts were part of the first wave of blacks to desegregate white schools with his aunt Ella being the first of two blacks to integrate Rosedale High School. Percy’s family activism is part of his lineage that he carries into his work as an educational leader. Percy is currently the Director of Equity and Student Achievement for the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District, Senior Outreach Specialist for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.