Changing Systems, Changing Lives

A two day gathering of the most renowned leaders and practitioners shaping the future of education. Charting Our Future brings together cross-sector allies committed to addressing racial disparities in student achievement and transforming the education system.

A NEW WAY FORWARD

Transformative impact happens when we are empowered to break down silos between sectors and leverage our influence as change agents. Gain actionable insight at Charting Our Future from industry experts addressing, confronting, and disrupting inequitable systems. 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Day One | April 5

  • Plenary: Activating Systems Change Through Systems Leadership
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Keynote: Malcolm Mitchell
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Caucusing
  • Reception at Tacoma Art Museum

Day Two | April 6

  • Plenary: The Role of Social Capital in Opportunities for Youth
  • Concurrent Sessions / Youth Summit
  • Keynote: DeRay Mckesson
  • Closing Award Ceremony

Continuing Education Credits

Tacoma Public School educators are eligible to receive continuing education clock hours by attending this year’s Charting Our Future conference. 

With generous support from Tacoma Public Schools, all faculty, staff, administrators and public school employees are invited to join us on both days for free.

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Walk away with practical knowledge and action steps in five key areas:
EDUCATION JUSTICE

Understanding how Tacoma’s racial legacy and today’s challenges in education remain connected.

ADDRESSING THE SYSTEM

Lessons learned from confronting the seemingly intractable root causes to racial inequity.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Using data to disrupt oppression and advance our goals.

ADVOCACY

Leveraging our position to advocate for local, regional, and state policy that addresses racial disparities for student success.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Establishing a structure for families and youth to make decisions on issues that impact their lives.

Race, Justice, and the Education System

In April 2021, Graduate Tacoma organized and 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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