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National PTA to Inspire and Strengthen Leadership Among Diverse Populations With Emerging Minority Leaders Conference

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Heidi May
Media Relations Manager
703-518-1242
hmay@pta.org

Alma J. Powell of America’s Promise Alliance to speak to attendees about the important role PTA leaders play in helping all children achieve success in and out of school  

What 

As part of its commitment to inspiring and strengthening diversity in leadership, National PTA will host its eighth annual Emerging Minority Leaders Conference from October 11 through 13 in Arlington, Va. Hundreds of ethnically diverse PTA leaders, community advocates, educators and parents from across the country will be in attendance. The conference is designed to empower them to be stronger leaders in the communities that need them the most.

Alma J. Powell, chair of America’s Promise Alliance, will keynote the event and speak to attendees about the important role PTA leaders play in increasing achievement and improving educational opportunities for all children. Attendees also will hear from Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education; Dr. Calvin Mackie, an award-winning mentor, motivational speaker and author; Aurelio Montemayor, senior education associate at the Intercultural Development Research Association; and Otha Thornton, president of National PTA.

In addition to hearing from speakers, attendees will participate in more than a dozen workshops on an array of topics, including engaging diverse families, building advocacy campaigns, increasing graduation rates, building the urban network and engaging ethic minority men in education and PTA.

When

Emerging Minority Leaders Conference
Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13

Otha Thornton, Catherine Lhamon and Dr. Calvin Mackie Presentations
Friday, October 11 – 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Aurelio Montemayor Presentation
Saturday, October 12 – 8:45 to 10:10 a.m.

Alma J. Powell Presentation
Saturday, October 12 – 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Where

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, DC – Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Who

  • Alma J. Powell, Chair, America’s Promise Alliance
  • Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
  • Dr. Calvin Mackie, Award-Winning Mentor, Motivational Speaker and Author
  • Aurelio Montemayor, Senior Education Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association
  • Otha Thornton, President, National PTA
  • Hundreds of ethnically diverse PTA leaders, community advocates, educators and parents from across the country

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.