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Regional Equity Symposia

Service Overview

Illuminate Education’s Regional Equity Symposia are one-day “mini-conferences” consisting of keynote addresses and workshops that focus on key issues of equity and access to education.


  • Equity-Driven Leadership
  • Empowering Underserved Students
  • Equity in the Classroom--Engagement & Instruction
  • The Whole Student

Upcoming Symposia

10/19/18 Equity Symposium- Los Angeles - Bell, CA 


  • Prepare to lead site and district conversations that improve equity and access for all learners.
  • Ensure equitable outcomes for all students.
  • Improve educational outcomes for underserved students.

What You'll Leave With

  • Develop greater empathy for underserved populations and better understand their perspectives.
  • Articulate the needs and contributions of underserved populations.
  • Identify implicit biases, institutionalized policies, and/or historical contexts that affect equity work in education.
  • Gain concrete strategies for addressing equity issues.

Dr. Gail L. Thompson is focused on helping to develop more racially equitable policies and programs within school districts. In her previous positions, Dr. Thompson has served as Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University and board member on the African American Advisory Committee for the California State Board of Education. She has written six books and was awarded the “Distinguished Alumna Award” by Claremont Graduate University in 2009.

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