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8th Annual Social Justice Leadership Summit

Equity with Intentionality

A message from Founder/CEO, Dr. Ken Magdaleno

Last year the Center for Leadership, Equity and Research was forced to reschedule our yearly Social Justice Summit because of COVID-19 outbreaks around the state, nation and world. Today we are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Social Justice Leadership Summit titled “Equity with Intentionality” has been scheduled for virtual presentations on March 4, 11, and 18, 2021. We wish to thank you for your support and patience and look forward to “seeing” you in March.

Dr. Kenneth Magdaleno
Founder/CEO
Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research

This years Social Justice Leadership Summit seeks to bring together those individuals and groups interested in taking social justice advocacy efforts to the next level by focusing on “praxis” or “intentional activism.” In Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Freire described praxis as “reflection and action directed at the structures to be transformed.” Please join us as we work together to consider and plan for the implementation of efforts to ensure systems become more equitable.

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr.
Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr. is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A native of Kingsville in South Texas and a first-generation college student, Dr. Alemán melds his personal and professional interests with research that has the potential to address the racialized and institutionalized inequities that have historically underserved students and communities of color. In late 2014, he produced and co-wrote Stolen Education, a documentary about the forgotten history of a little-known federal desegregation court case from the 1950s, Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated School District (1957). Dr. Alemán earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration, with a concentration in Educational Policy and Planning, from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT-Austin he also completed a doctoral certification in Mexican American Studies. He has an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, New York.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 9am – 11am

Dr. Enrique Aleman, Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9am – 11am

Presentations by:

  • Ms. Valerie Martinez, Principal, Baird Middle School and Ms. Marisela Martinez
  • Dr. Angela Clark Louque, Professor, CSU San Bernardino and Dr. Talisa Sullivan-Ingram, Adjunct Professor, CSU San Bernardino
  • Ms. Sarah Brown, Senior Education Specialist, Center for Powerful Public Schools and Mr. Ryan Goins, Education Specialist, Center for Powerful Public Schools
  • Ms. Emma Ilori, MPH Adjunct Faculty, Fresno Pacific University and Mr. Babatunde Ilori, Executive Director of Accountability and Communications, Madera Unified School District

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9am – 11:30am

Dr. Abram Jimenez, Vice President, Curriculum Associates

Stolen Education, A film by Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr., and Mr. Rudy Luna Introduced by Dr. Pete Flores,  Director of Equity, CLEAR