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Nov 16

2021 Hope Starts Here Social Justice Summit

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - November 18 @ 7:00 pm EST

For us to put children and families first, requires equal rights and equitable opportunities for all, which is at the core of social justice

Hope Starts Here’s fifth annual summit is set for November 16 and 18, 2021. This two-day virtual event includes keynote speakers, forums, breakout sessions and panels focusing on various aspects of social justice in early childhood education and care. Sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. each day.

Who should attend: Detroit families; early childhood educators, caregivers, and advocates; Hope Starts Here Community Champions; as well as local and state legislators.

What you’ll hear: Hope Starts Here has gathered advocates for early childhood education, diversity, and multicultural education to discuss intergenerational social justice. View a partial list of speakers.

To design a useful and interesting summit experience, we invited Detroit families to co-design roundtable sessions. We collaborated together in order to further understand what’s important to families, as well as what is important to organizations and legislators. The result is an interactive program that you won’t want to miss!

Summit Agenda

November 16 (Day 1)

5:30 – Kickoff

5:40 – Welcome from Denise Smith, Implementation Director, Hope Starts Here

6:05 – Breakout sessions

Families as Powerful Partners

Justice as Daily Practice

How Policies Influence Justice in Action

6:55 – Closing

November 18 (Day 2)

5:30 – Opening notes

5:40 – Panel Discussion – Intergenerational Justice: Impacts of the Past and Present on Our Collective Future

6:15 – Closing remarks

6:30 – Opportunity Groups

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