6-7s Building Study: Progressive Education

The Trowbridge Forum on Equity and Diversity in Education

The Trowbridge Forum on Equity and Diversity in Education

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:15pm to 8:30pm
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“Most Americans live in worlds that barely touch. That is our national ailment. You are in a position to help remedy this ailment because you know how to bring worlds together. May your lives continue to interlock with others to spread the dream.”
~ Gus Trowbridge, from his Graduation Talk, 1996

Beginning with children at the earliest ages, schools play a critical, formative role in achieving equity and justice in our society. In establishing The Trowbridge Forum, Manhattan Country School aims to bring communities together to find solutions to our “national ailment.”

Guest Speakers

Jelani Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. In 2015 he won the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for his columns on race, the police and injustice. His most recent book is The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.

Sabrina Hope King is the President of ATAPE Group, a firm focused on culturally relevant teaching and learning. She is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. Sabrina is a proud graduate of Manhattan Country School and an advocate for social justice education.

Angelica Infante-Green was recently appointed the Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. Previously, she was the Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Instructional Support and has also served as Associate Commissioner for Bilingual Education and World Languages.