Empowering Equitable Futures

An annual conference bringing together education leaders, advocates, and allies to create meaningful change and work towards a brighter future.

May 4 & 5, 2023

Keynote Speakers

Liz Dozier

Founder/CEO, Chicago Beyond

From education to activism, Liz Dozier has spent her career working tirelessly to eradicate systemic inequities that limit America’s communities from thriving. Her ambition is born from her experiences as a teacher and principal in Chicago Public Schools.

Yasmin Trudeau

WA State Senator, D-27

A lawyer and political advocate, Yasmin was appointed to represent the 27th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate in 2021. She has been a vocal advocate for a range of progressive causes, including student loan protections refugee rights. 


Building Bridges.
Breaking Barriers.

You have the power to shape the future of our community. Join the movement to promote education justice and chart a path to improved outcomes for all students. 

The Path to Education Justice

Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain insights, and explore new strategies for disrupting and transforming inequitable systems.

Empowering Equitable
Continuous Improvement

Use data to challenge systems of oppression and achieve objectives of ongoing learning and fairness.

Community Engagement

Empower families and youth to make informed decisions on issues that impact their lives.

Address the System

Examine strategies and techniques that have proven effective in addressing the underlying structural causes of racial inequality.

Education Justice

Explore the interconnectedness of today’s education challenges and the ongoing impact of historical racism.


Leverage your position to advocate for local, regional, and state policies that address racial disparities and promote student success.

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Changing Systems, Changing Lives

In 2022, the Foundation for Tacoma Students brought together over 300 community partners, for the first time post-pandemic. We were joined by nearly 60 speakers leading powerful discussions around Changing SystemsChanging Lives

Race, Justice, and the Education System

In April 2021, the Foundation for Tacoma Students hosted its first inaugural Charting Our Future conference. Over 500 educators, partners, leaders, and community members joined the 3-day virtual event to focus on one theme: Race, Justice & the Education System.

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