Education and The Future: North Carolina To Me
Using clips from the award-winning Starz series America To Me, panelists Sandra Wilcox Conway, Ashley Kazouh, and Danita Mason-Hogans will address the myths and realities of pre-K to 12 educational opportunity in North Carolina and the possibilities for new leadership and change. This discussion is the final event in the Southern Summit on Philanthropy and the Academy and will feature opening remarks from the Fall 2019 Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor Dr. Sherry Magill; panel discussion and clips screening at 7 p.m., followed by a dessert reception at 8 p.m.
Sandra Wilcox Conway grew up in Chapel Hill and comes from seven generations of North Carolinians. She has spent her career in the intersection of education advocacy, philanthropy and entrepreneurship in Charlotte. Most recently she led the design and re-launch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation, co-led the partnership design of the Color of Education Collaborative with Duke and The Public School Forum of NC and as a social impact producer for Participant Media's rollout of America To Me.
Ashley Kazouh grew up in High Point and has a dual masters’ degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a Policy Analyst with the Public School Forum of NC and a team member of the Color of Education collaborative. Her interest and expertise are largely focused around the intersection of racial equity, education policy, and nonprofit leadership.
Danita Mason-Hogans is a local historian and native of Chapel Hill and comes from seven generations on both sides of her family. At Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, Mason-Hogans works with veteran Civil Rights activists to document their experiences and works with school systems, universities, activists and historians to document local and national history from the “inside out” and from the “bottom up”. Her TED talk speaks of the need for local historical literacy schools. She is the co-host of the podcast "Re/Collecting Chapel Hill" which uncovers lesser-known Chapel Hill and University history.