May 17, 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the Bolling v. Sharpe decision, one of the five cases consolidated into the Brown v. Board of Education landmark Supreme Court case. Bolling challenged school segregation in Washington, DC and John Philip Sousa Junior High was the school at the center of the historic civil rights case.

Join Learn Together, Live Together, Integrated Schools-DC, EmpowerEd, Kindred, the National Coalition on School Diversity, and the Anacostia Community Museum to commemorate Bolling and elevate the history of school diversity and equity in DC. This community event will explore the history and present context of school diversity, foster conversations on how to address issues of inequity, and develop next steps for creating a cohesive vision and movement for diverse, equitable, and inclusive schools for all students in DC.

D.C. Policy Center’s Chelsea Coffin will speak on the 1:30pm panel, “Understanding Bolling and the History and Context of School Segregation in DC.”

Event details:

Bolling 65th Anniversary Community Event: The Past, Present, and Future of School Diversity in DC
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Event begins 1:00pm  |  Panel discussion including Chelsea Coffin 1:30pm
Sousa Middle School  |  3650 Ely Place SE, Washington, DC, 20019
Light refreshments and childcare provided
More information and free registration (required)

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