NCTE’s Annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit provides an opportunity to learn with prominent thought leaders about pressing issues in literacy education. Participants gain leadership insights, elevate their understanding of advocacy, and connect meaningfully with advocates of all kinds.
The 2021 Virtual Leadership and Advocacy Summit will be held on Monday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The keynote speaker will be Frederick Joseph, author of The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. The first 130 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the book after attending the summit. Other confirmed speakers include authors of new policy briefs that will be issued on April 19 by NCTE and its Squire Office on Policy Research. Additional updates and details will be posted to this page leading up to the event.
As stated in its vision, NCTE is committed to “the power of language and literacy to actively pursue justice and equity for all students and the educators who serve them. . . . NCTE and its members will actively engage families, community members, administrators, colleagues, and other stakeholders and contribute to and critique policy at the local, state, and national levels.”
We hope you will join us on April 19 for a day of thought leadership, learning sessions, and engaging conversation.
Registration for this event is now closed.
About the Keynote Presenter
Frederick Joseph is an award-winning marketing professional, activist, philanthropist, and author of The Black Friend (2020), with over 10 years of marketing experience. He appeared on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Marketing and Advertising.
He is also the sole creator of the largest GoFundMe campaign in history, the #BlackPantherChallenge, which ultimately generated over 43 million dollars in earned advertising and media for Disney, raised over $950K, and allowed more than 75,000 children worldwide to see Black Panther for free. He is also the creator of the largest individual COVID-19 support effort, the #RentRelief campaign, which has raised over one million dollars.
Joseph has been honored with the 2018 Comic-Con Humanitarian of the Year award and is a member of the 2018 Root 100 list of Most Influential African Americans.
He was also a national surrogate for the Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders campaigns.
Joseph consistently writes about marketing, culture, and politics for the Huffington Post, USA Today, NowThisNews, The Independent, and AdWeek, among others.
Author of The Black Friend
Introduction to the NCTE James R. Squire Office on Policy Research
Coyle Professor in Literacy Education, Professor of English, and Professor of Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame
Director, James R. Squire Office for Policy Research in the English Language Arts
Director, Notre Dame Center for Literacy Education
Policy Brief Session 1: Racial Literacy
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Val Brown, Principal Academic Officer, Center for Antiracist Education, Stand for Children
Civic Literacy Chat
Kimberly Eckert, Director, Educator Development, Louisiana Department of Education
Emma Humphries, Chief Education Officer, iCivics
Policy Brief Session 2: Understanding Translanguaging in the US Literacy Classrooms: Reframing Bi-/Multilingualism as the Norm
Cati de los Ríos, UC Berkeley
Kate Seltzer, Rowan University
Policy Brief Session 3: Critical Media Literacy
Antero Garcia, Stanford University
Jamila Lyiscott, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Nicole Mirra, Rutgers University
Renee Hobbs, Director, Media Education Lab
Donnell Probst, Associate Director, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
Sarah Z. Johnson, NCTE Policy Subcommittee Chair
This event is free for NCTE members and $100 for nonmembers.
Registrants will receive email confirmations with Zoom access information prior to the event.