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Learning in a Burning House: Becoming Firefighters for Educational Equity, Achievement, and Justice

  • La Salle College High School 8605 West Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor, PA, 19038 United States (map)

The Multicultural Resource Center at the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) presents a program for Directors of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to attend with their Heads of School and Trustees.


ADVIS member schools pay $25 per person. $145 for non-members. Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program. Breakfast included.


For ADVIS Schools only. If your school will be sending a group of five (5) or more attendees, please use the promo code, ADVIS5, when registering your participants. A 10% discount will be automatically applied to your total. Only groups of 5 or more ADVIS member school guests are eligible for the 10% Group Discount.


January 7, 2018

How can the Head, Board, administrative team and other school leaders foster impactful organizational practice to create a truly equitable and inclusive school community?

In her keynote talk, Professor Sonya Douglass Horsford will discuss key themes from her book, Learning in a Burning House: Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (Dis)Integration, with a focus on the negative consequences of racial inequality and educational inequity for historically excluded and underserved communities. She will present a framework for culturally relevant leadership, providing a guide for school heads, trustees and other school leaders committed to advancing true equity and inclusion in our schools.

Through both interactive discussion and individual work, Professor Horsford will next guide us through an exploration of the leadership framework, which includes the following four dimensions: the political context, a pedagogical approach, a personal journey, and professional duty.

This workshop will allow you and your team to dig deeply together, through a leadership lens, in order to foster a culturally relevant and racially literate, inclusive and just community in your school.