Virtual Symposium on Antiracist Education

November 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Join parents, students, educators & experts from Maryland to discuss why public schools need to be intentionally antiracist and race equitable.


Hosted by Sarah Dunkley, 9th grader at Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore City, this mini-symposium will feature parents, students, educators and experts from around Maryland, and their experiences on how racism is prevalent in public schools. They will share their ideas and on what can be done to ensure that schools are culturally responsive, intentionally antiracist, and places where the lives of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other children of color are affirmed and uplifted.

Keynote Address: Dr. Khalilah M. Harris, managing director for K-12 Education Policy at American Progress.

Artist Performances: Spoken Word Artist, Lady Brion, and International Hip Hop Recording Artist, Stan "Substantial" Robinson.

Sponsored by members and leaders of Antiracism for Maryland Schools (ARMS):

  • Baltimore Algebra Project (Baltimore City)
  • Southern Marylanders for Racial Equality (Charles, St.Mary’s, Calvert Counties)
  • End Racism in Frederick County Public Schools
  • Educate the World (Baltimore County)
  • Teens for Justice (Prince George’s County)
  • Elev8 Baltimore (Baltimore City)
  • Women Solve (Frederick County)
  • ACLU of Maryland


Antiracism for Maryland Schools (ARMS) is a statewide network of Black and Brown-led grassroots and advocacy organizations that advocates for racially and culturally responsive, life-affirming, and intentionally antiracist public schools in Maryland.