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Save the Date! 2024 Racial Equity & Inclusion Summit

Save the Date. Join a Movement.

Join us for the 2024 Racial Equity & Inclusion Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Martin University! Doors open at 8 a.m. and the theme of this year’s annual event is: 

“Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race” 

Our keynote speaker is Glenn Singleton, the author of “Courageous Conversations About Race,” which inspired this year’s summit theme. Mr. Singleton has devoted more than 30 years to fostering racial equity worldwide, while developing leaders to do the same. As an author, thought leader and strategist, he has taught hundreds of thousands within education, government, corporations, law enforcement and community sectors to deepen the dialogue surrounding racial equity for their organizations and beyond. 

Following the event’s opening keynote, there will be an opportunity to participate in multiple workshops designed around this year’s theme, including sessions led by: 

  • Dr. Erika Wise, Graduate Program Director at Marian University. 
  • Nicole Carey, founder of the Indy Equity Collaborative. 
  • Dr. Joseph Tucker Edmonds, Associate Professor of Africana and Religious Studies at IUPUI. 
  • Dr. Crystal Morton, Associate Professor at IU and the Director of Girls Stem Institute. 
  • Tijana Davis, Director of Equitable School Supports at Indianapolis Public Schools. 
  • Dr. Brian Dinkins, professor and the Director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP) at Butler University. Mr. Dinkins is delivering the day’s afternoon keynote. 
  • Dr. Demetress Hutchins, youth activist and collaborator. 
  • Brandon Randall, youth activist and collaborator. 
  • ACT Out, social issue theater ensemble. 
  • Krash Krew, dance troupe. 
  • Derrick Slack, poet. 

Join Us: Register by Wednesday, March 13

  • IPS employees with Learning Portal access can click here to RSVP and receive 5 PD Points. 
  • The summit is also open to additional educators, community members, Middle and High School students, parents/guardians and university students/staff, who can register here. 

Together, we will create an inclusive community where student outcomes cannot be predicted by race, ethnicity or cognitive -physical challenges.  

Join us this March and email any questions to the IPS Office of Racial Equity & Inclusion.