M.I.E (Missing in Education)

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: W2-63
Full Description: 

The Invisible People workshop entitled M.I.E (Missing in Education) seeks to shed light and spread word of the lack of the African-American presence as well as other minority presence in the current education curriculum. This lack of knowledge is none conducive to African-American youth nor other minority youth who are not of European ancestry. We want participants to walk away knowing knowledge they did not know as well as being aware of the current education system and why there needs to be a change. The participants will be shown a digital presentation with statistics, interviews, and facts. They will also be given the opportunity to come together in small groups to discuss the knowledge shared with them. Alternatives we propose is a change in the current academic curriculum being taught in schools to be more inclusive. We want to share the word and and propose several strategies to do this including a letter brigade writing to the president of the United States after collecting 50,000 letters from different people about why they believe this is an outrage, also conferences with important education leaders from around the country to discuss this problem as well and how to change the education curriculum.

Organizer Name: 
Christina Strong
Organizer Email: 
theinvisiblepeople@ymail.com
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
The Invisible People
Language(s): 
English
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