You Are Not Alone: Race, Health and Generation Next: Equitable Education for All

Aug 19, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

A young girl working on her homework
Join us for a discussion featuring community experts at the intersection of health, education and race equity. We recognize the importance of equipping communities, educators and families with resources that empower students of all ages (PreK-Grade 12) to continue pursuing their educational goals; while supporting their caretakers in the process.

Keynote Presentation and Resources:

RESOURCES:

PANELISTS:

  • Host: Dr. Keesha Benson, Learning Director, Foundation for a Health St. Petersburg (FHSP) 
  • Race Equity. Now! Framing: Carl Lavendar, Chief Equity Officer, Foundation for a Health St. Petersburg  
  • Opening Session: Moderated by Delquanda Turner Smith, Community Engagement Advocate, FHSP 
    • Patrick Diggs, Principal, Patrick Diggs Counseling and Consulting  
    • Kevin Hendricks, Associate Superintendent, Pinellas County Schools  
    • Dr. Bilan Joseph, Director, Thrive by Five Pinellas – Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County  
    • Dr. Stephanie Reed, Senior Research Consultant, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg  

Breakout Sessions Resources: 

Prek-5th Grade: 

FEATURING:

  • Moderated by Kyandra Darling, Communications & Engagement Specialist, FHSP 
  • Bridgette Heller, CoFounder and Volunteer CEO, The Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation  
  • Dr. Bilan Joseph, Director, Thrive by Five Pinellas – Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County 
  • Dr. Sydel LeGrande, Director, Changing the Game for a New Generation 

RESOURCES:

6th– 12th Grade: 

FEATURING:

  • Moderated by Harold Bryant, Events & Facilities Coordinator, FHSP 
  • Patrick Diggs, Principal, Patrick Diggs Counseling and Consulting 
  • Denise Ford, Administrator/ Educator, Ford Christian Academy  
  • Erin Savage, Principal, Lakewood High School 

RESOURCES:

Educators/Administrators/ School Personnel: 

FEATURING:

  • Moderated by Carrie Hepburn, Senior Consultant, FHSP 
  • Sharlene Edwards, Disease Control Director, Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County  
  • Rafael Robinson, Veteran Educator, Pinellas County Schools  
  • Hillary Van Dyke, Professional Development Specialist – Equity, Pinellas County Schools 

RESOURCES:

Join our Community of Changemakers

It is through our collective actions and ideas that we will achieve race and healthy equity in Pinellas County. Keep pushing the movement forward. Connect with the Foundation to stay updated on opportunities, developments, and events around equity.

Thank you for your interest!