2015 Conference Archive

NCSD’s 2015 conference featured an array of engaging and dynamic plenary sessions, workshops, and multiple networking opportunities for its approximately 325 attendees.

The voices of students, parents, and educators who aspire to create and sustain racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic integration in their schools took center stage. For the first time, we convened and connected K-12 students participating in integration programs and/or doing racial justice organizing, hosting groups from Metro St. Louis; Metro Hartford; and Brooklyn, NY.  We engaged key leaders of complementary reform efforts in an effort to identify shared values; strengthen our practice; recommit ourselves to effecting positive, systemic change; and forge paths to future collaboration and collective action.

Access the conference program to see a full listing of our schedule and sessions. Refer to our speaker bios and twitter handles for more information. We have posted some of the video footage here. We’d love to hear your feedback about the conference.

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Listen to opening remarks by Rucker Johnson here.

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Listen to presentations by John King, Brad Lander, Bill Ferguson, and David Hinojosa. See Bill Ferguson’s PowerPoint presentation here.

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Click here to see the video. Click here to listen to Nikole Hannah-Jones’ report on This American Life, entitled “The Problem We All Live With.”

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Conference Sponsors

  • Ford Foundation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Hogan Lovells LLP
  • M&T Bank
  • Poverty & Race Research Action Council
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley
  • National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado
  • Teaching Tolerance
  • University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Racial Justice Project
  • Magnet Schools of America
  • Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law School
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Intercultural Development Research Association
  • New York Appleseed
  • ERASE Racism
  • Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University
  • Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation


Scholarship Contributors

  • Connecticut Education Association
  • New York Appleseed