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Changing the Narrative Summit: Healing the Divide


Event Date: February 22, 2017

From early age to adulthood, the statistics around males of color tell a staggering narrative: young males comprise 67% of all special education students, 80% of these are Black and Hispanic males. More alarming, Black and Hispanic students represent more than 70% of those involved in school-related arrests or referrals to law enforcement.

The Changing the Narrative Summit will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2017, at Manual High School located at 1700 E. 28th Ave., Denver 80205. The Summit, hosted by Denver Public Schools imaginarium, is a student-led conference that focuses on learning, creating and empowering young students of color by providing opportunities and building community. This year’s keynote speaker is David Banner, international recording artist, producer and speaker, who will kick-off a dynamic experience that will expand students’ perspective and ignite a passion for service. This day-long event includes breakout and discovery sessions, keynote speakers, community resources for students and families.

To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/changingthenarrative. To volunteer at the event or to lead a learning session, click here.

For more information, visit imaginarium.dpsk12.org/events/changing-the-narrative-healing-the-divide. For media inquiries, contact alexandra_renteria@dpsk12.org.