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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

FCPS African and African-American Heritage Conference Set for February 23 at Jackson Middle School

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) African and African-American Heritage Conference—Remembering the Past, Examining the Present, and Preparing for the Future—will take place on Saturday, February 23, at Jackson Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The conference is designed to provide a personal and professional opportunity to learn, share, grow, and explore African and African-American cultures, families, and communities through presentations and exhibits. Presentations include:

·         Schools of Yesteryear: Jeff Clark, producer and director, FCPS Department of Information Technology.
·          A Historical Journey: Wendi Manuel-Scott, chair, African and African-American studies, George Mason University.
·         The Perspective Gap: Reforming Education through Youthful Eyes - Anane Olatunji, president, Align Education. 
·         A panel discussion featuring law enforcement and legal system panelists discussing “Is Justice Color Blind?” followed by a question and answer session.

Parents, students, business and faith-based community members, teachers, social workers, psychologists, and others working to improve the lives of children, youth, and families are invited to attend.   FCPS employees can register through MyPLT to earn recertification points.

The FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach, Family and School Partnerships-African Heritage Outreach, is sponsoring the conference. 
Note: Jackson Middle School is located at 3020 Gallows Road in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. For more information, visit the conference flyer or call Burnette Scarboro at 703-204-4334.