Published On: March 24th, 2022

Sparking radical change

As Bob Moses reminded us, “Historical inequities and disparities in our public schools, as across all our public systems, operate along a constitutional fault line, an embedded caste system that we need to find our way across.”

This call to action is at the core of a public, two-day virtual conference titled, “Education, insurgents and insurgencies,” featuring renowned scholars and activists.

“How do we work to dismantle the multi-level, multi-factorial structures of racism in this country to support all our children?” asks Dr. Janet Moses, Bob’s wife and longtime partner. “If we see something differently, if we reframe the conversation and language the problem in a different way, maybe we can do something about it.”

We’re pleased to join The Algebra Project and MIT as sponsors of this event through the Bob Moses Fund for Education and Organizing, and invite you to tune into this urgent conversation on the struggle to educate all children for first-class citizenship and chart a course to truly change the system. Visit the conference website to register.

Meet the speakers

  • Guest speakers
    • Melissa Nobles, Chancellor and Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Danny Glover, Speaker, Actor, Activist, Humanitarian
    • Dr. Cornel West, Professor, Philosopher, Author, Activist
  • Lecturers
    • Nicolas LemannJoseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism; Dean Emeritus; Director, Columbia World Projects
    • Dean James D. AndersonDean of the College of Education, the Edward William ad Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education, and affiliate professor of History, African American Studies, and Law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    • Professor Jarvis GivensAssistant Professor of Education, Faculty Affiliate, African and African-American Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    • Imani PerryHughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, faculty associate, Programs in Law and Public Affairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Jazz Studies