Equity in Action Summit
This interactive summit is designed to offer an engaging experience of "equity in action" through first-hand visits to E3's demonstration sites, witnessing the impact of E3's specialized tools. This year's Summit also includes workshops on the Equity Empowerment Tool (EET), Educational Strengths Assessment Tool (ESAT), and Engagement Identification Tool (EIT).
Participants will leave with practical strategies and multiple concrete examples to take back to their own sites to successfully implement equity and excellence within the classroom and beyond.
Equity in Action Summit
April 4-6, 2019
Thursday April 4: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Embassy Suites Hotel
101 McInnis Pkwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Friday April 5: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday April 6: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave,
San Rafael, CA 94901
$495 per participant (educator/nonprofit)
$595 per participant (individual/corporate)
Includes Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch, Saturday breakfast and lunch, local transportation (during the Summit), and training materials and resources. Does not include travel to/from the Summit or accommodation costs.
What Can I Expect?
- Participate in demonstration site visits with E3 partners:
St. Raphael School, East Bay School for Boys, Marin Horizon School, and Novato High School
- Be inspired by several featured speakers on educational equity during our moderated featured speakers dialogue
- Direct experience of the E3 tools, relevant to your needs
- Participate in engaging concurrent workshops on E3's three specialized tools: Equity Empowerment Tool (EET), Educational Strengths Assessment Tool (ESAT) and Engagement Identification Tool (EIT)
- Leave with an equity action plan to take home with you
- Hear success stories and best practices from our partner institutions
- Participate in highly interactive conversations and experiential activities
- Connect and collaborate with educational leaders and fellow participants and committed to educational excellence
- CEU credits available through Dominican University
Thursday April 4, 2019
4:30pm Community-building and experiential activities
6:30pm Facilitated dialogue with two featured speakers
Friday April 5, 2019
8:30am Opening and orientation
1:30pm Group debrief
2:00pm Equity Empowerment Tool (EET) concurrent workshops
Saturday April 6, 2019
8:30am Group activity
9:00am Concurrent workshops (ESAT and EIT)
11:00am Concurrent workshops (ESAT and EIT)
1:30pm Equity Action Plan
Dr. Paulette C. Walker
25th National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Dr. Walker has shown an uncompromising commitment to service for more than 45 years. She has served the Sorority on the local, regional, and national levels, gaining the respect and admiration of the membership. Walker is known as a visionary and a dedicated leader and educator. In July 2011, she retired as the director of undergraduate programs and internship in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Walker’s research agenda focused on curriculum and instruction as well as administration and supervision issues in urban schools. Dr. Walker is the co-author of the book, “We Can Have Better Urban Schools.” Also, she has served as a classroom teacher, middle school and high school counselor, director of counseling, assistant principal and districtwide supervisor of state/federal projects.
Dr. Walker received her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics education from Michigan State University, Master of Arts in guidance and counseling from The University of Michigan, and her Doctor of Education in administration and supervision from The University of Michigan.
Dr. Jacquelyn Reza
Educator and Culturally Responsive Education Consultant
Dr. J. V. Reza is an internationally recognized consultant in the areas of diversity, inclusion, culturally responsive education, social justice and equity. Dr. Reza received her doctorate in International & Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. She also holds degrees from San Francisco State University in La Raza Studies (BA) and two Masters Degrees in Counseling (Rehabilitation Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy) and she has a BS from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria in Zoology. Dr. Reza has been a member of the California Community College system as a professor, counselor and Director of Professional Development for 33 years. She also teaches at the University of San Francisco in the Masters and Doctoral Programs for International & Multicultural Education. Dr. Reza has served her various communities by testifying before the California State Legislature regarding the needs of minority and first time to college students, helped draft state policy mandating the special qualifications counseling faculty need to acquire in order to effectively work successfully with diverse student populations.
Kafi Payne - Moderator
E3 Director of Programs and Business Development
Kafi’s professional work over the last 20 years has focused on supporting learning in diverse and inclusive environments. Teaching, facilitating, coaching and supervising are primary areas of expertise with the goal of creating inclusive environments where all staff can grow and thrive.
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Mentor
Austin Willacy is a veteran member of The House Jacks with whom he has produced 10 full-length albums and completed multiple world tours. For the past 20 years, Austin has directed 'Til Dawn, Youth in Arts’ award-winning teen a cappella group that empowers youth to find their voices in many ways. Austin is also an award-winning singer/songwriter with 4 CD’s and 2 EP’s to his name. His music is soulful and raucous, tender and comic. Austin’s music has been featured on The Sing-Off,Road Rules, an Australian ad campaign, and three feature film soundtracks, including Thrive, a documentary with over 90 million views. He’s appeared in Rolling Stone and has performed with icons such as Bonnie Raitt and up and coming artists like Jem, Vienna Teng, Rachael Yamagata and Amos Lee.
Travel and Accommodations
We recommend that you fly into San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport. Below are several recommended hotels, not far from the Summit venue.
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903
1735 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
2500 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
- For cancellations received five (5) or more business days prior to the Summit for which the full fee has been paid, a full refund less an administrative processing fee of 10% shall be provided to the registrant
- No refunds or credits shall be provided for withdrawals made within five (5) business days of the event