September 20, 2018

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Take one look around any classroom here in the Denver area, or indeed across the country, and you will immediately notice one thing – the up-and-coming generation is more diverse than ever before. And we think that’s a wonderful thing.

Whether students are recent immigrants to America, or the descendants of long-established minority communities, the multitude of world views, life experiences and cultural perspectives found in today’s classroom are indicative of the profound potential for shaping empathetic and open-minded young adults.

Put simply, diversity makes the world a better place. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner up with the Colorado Education Association (CEA) and host Hidden in Plain Sight: The Power of Diversity, an education conference that will bring together educators of all types, from first-year teachers to seasoned superintendents, for an illuminating discussion about teaching to diverse student populations.

We will be joined by Dr. Christopher Emdin, groundbreaking educator and founder of the #HipHopEd social media movement. Dr. Emdin is also the author of the award-winning (and memorably titled) Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y’all Too.

Dr. Emdin is uniquely qualified to speak about diversity in the classroom, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a thought from the man himself:

“Education is not memorization. It is the activation of the imagination and a path towards liberation.”

Aside from having a dope rhyme scheme, we think that quote perfectly encapsulates the vibe of the conference. So mark your calendars, and join us on Saturday, October 27 for what is sure to be a fascinating and uplifting conversation about the state of the modern classroom.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Power of Diversity
Education Conference
Saturday, October 27, 2018
9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Claver Hall
3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221

Have we inspired you to seek out the hidden power of diversity? Turn your inspiration a $500 #RegisInspired scholarship.