From Brown vs. Board of Education to Ferguson, from Affirmative Action to The Pipeline to Prison, we as a society are engulfed by an alarming amount of injustice in the world on a frequent and persistent basis. The meaning and impact of these events and realities are often overwhelming and difficult to process. PROJECT EDQUITY has initiated a series focusing on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity to deepen our conversations, and provide a forum for deeper learning. There exists a need for more opportunities for educators, parents, civil servants and students of all backgrounds to discuss current events affecting us and our children. We invite you to join us in a series of open discussions about diversity, inclusion and equity. These conversations are scheduled once a month, topics to determined by the group.
PROJECT EDQUITY will serve as a facilitator to help create a safe and supportive space for our conversations and engagement.
This group is about making connections and having conversations with others who are interested in topics of equity, diversity and inclusion in education and who have decided it's time to be solutions focused through deepening our understandings and building relationships with others committed to making a difference.
PROJECT EDQUITY Co-Founders
Dr. Kandace Forrester & Carmen Perkins
PROJECT EDQUITY is a consortium of leaders and experts in education, management, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that organizations transform and stakeholders benefit when there is a sincere commitment to enhancing interpersonal relationships, embracing diversity and difference, fostering inclusion, cultivating community, and strengthening communication.
Our approach to supporting organizations and individuals in developing cultural competence and embracing diversity and inclusion, in thought and practice, is founded on following principles: Equity, Respect, Transparency, Innovation, and Transformation. Through these principles we strive to bring people from all backgrounds together to engage in critical, and often times uncomfortable, conversations that promote understanding, appreciation, and respect for one another and the communities they each represent.
PROJECT EDQUITY utilizes a unique, individualized, and comprehensive consultee-centered approach to organizational consultation. Our philosophy for training, mentoring, and coaching is grounded in a research-practitioner model, utilizing reputable research, best practices, and stakeholder’s experiences to inform and carry forward our work with clients.