Prominent African-American journalist Roland Martin is on a 10-city tour to engage black families on issues of educational equity, student achievement and parent involvement. The tour makes a stop in Denver on Friday October 11th at 6 p.m. at the Potter’s House of Denver, 9495 East Florida Ave.
The Denver town hall event moderated by Martin will also feature speakers involved in education and equity at the local and state levels. In addition to Bacon, the DPS board member, panelists include Wisdom Amouzou, co-founder and executive director of Empower Community High School in Aurora, Colorado; Hasira “Soul” Ashemu, executive director of Breaking Our Chains, a social-justice organization; Democratic state Rep. James Coleman of Denver; Papa Dia, founder and executive director of the African Leadership Group in Aurora; and Deborah Hendrix, executive director of Parents Challenge, a Colorado-based school choice advocacy group.
Families and community members will also have the opportunity to network with local and national education, faith and civic groups and stay engaged in education advocacy efforts. The event is free of charge.
The town hall begins at 6 p.m. at the Potter’s House of Denver, 9495 East Florida Ave. There will also be a partner fair 30 minutes before and after the town hall.