Kirwan Institute Co-Sponsors AACLD Convening

The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities (AACLD) will launch a series of nationwide trainings aimed at creating a movement for change in the African American community that results in an improved and socially just quality of education for African American children with learning differences. The inaugural symposium and training, Empowering Parents for African American Student Achievement, August 10-12, In Columbus at the OSU Blackwell Inn and Conference Center is co-sponsored by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity.  Institute staff will participate in a public forum on Friday, August 10th, 5:30 to 7:30 at the King Lincoln Theatre and will lecture on implicit racial bias before the symposium’s invited participants. This convening compliments the Kirwan Institute’s ongoing and emerging research on barriers to educational opportunity that confront African Americans and other populations of color.

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.