Equity in Action Summit 

img-3890_origThis interactive summit is designed for those within the E3 network to engage "Equity in Action" through first-hand visits to E3's demonstration sites and refine their own vision of equity & excellence with others who have taken the pledge to go from consciousness to practice


This year's Summit is sponsored by Branson School whose strategic plan is to deepen its long-standing commitment towards Diversity & Excellence. 

We will 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. 


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March 12 - 14, 2020 

Sponsored by Branson

39 Fernhill Ave, Ross CA

$595 per participant (educator/nonprofit)





Dominican-University-California-1024x588Includes 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. 


*Scholarships available

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What Can I Expect?
  • Participate in demonstration site visits with E3 partners:
    St. Raphael School, Marin Horizon School, Novato High School, and Sausalito/Marin City School District
  • 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 March 12, 2020 
4:00pm Welcome and introductions
4:30pm Community-building and experiential activities 
5:00pm Dinner 
5:30pm Musical performance
6:00pm Awards ceremony
6:30pm Facilitated dialogue with two featured speakers
8:00 Closing

Friday March 13, 2020
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Opening and orientation 
9:00am Site visits
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Group debrief
2:00pm Equity Empowerment Tool (EET) concurrent workshops
4:30pm Closing

Saturday March 14, 2020

8:00am Breakfast

8:30am Group activity 

9:00am Concurrent workshops (ESAT and EIT)

11:00am Concurrent workshops (ESAT and EIT)

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Equity Action Plan

4:00pm Closing 





Featured Speakers

Paulette Walker-1Dr. 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.


Jackie Reza2Dr. 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.  


Aiyana Machado - Moderator 
E3 Director of Programs and Business Development

Featured Musician 


Austin Willacy

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.


Embassy Suites
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903


Marin Lodge
1735 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

Courtyard Marriott
2500 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939



Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • 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 

Educational Partners:
Marin Horizon SchoolEBSB


Contact us for more information: (415) 578-2154 or admin@e3educate.org