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Date(s) - 05/17/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

American Visionary Art Museum


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This year our panel discussion focused on education, as we seek to galvanize energy and excitement about “imagining the possibilities.” Topics  included areas where Maryland has the opportunity to emerge as a leader – touching on the work of the Kirwan Commission, the role of community schools, and the importance of technology and career-readiness in school.  This luncheon used spoken word and bold discussion to connect our audience with the important work being done and share the career readiness tools that all students need to succeed.

Lecturer, Writer, Mommy Activist and Radio Host
Recently voted as the 2018-19 “Best New Voice” in News and Media by Baltimore magazine and the recipient of the 2019 Collegium Visionary Award, Karsonya (Dr. Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland and the host of Today With Dr. Kaye on WEAA 88.9 FM.

Director of Learning Design, Digital Harbor Foundation
As the Director of Learning Design, Jonathan is responsible for content creation and ensuring a positive experience for students who take classes at the Foundation. He refines instructional content to provide the best interaction possible for the learner community, whether youth or educator.

College Student, Education Advocate
Jamesha Caldwell is a Baltimore-bred poet and storyteller.  Caldwell’s advocacy is focused on changing the academic system to allocate educational and recreational resources for inner-city and criminalized youth. Caldwell is currently studying criminology and psychology at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Principal, Liberty Elementary School
Joseph Manko is the principal of Liberty Elementary School in Baltimore City, Maryland. Out of 150 schools, Liberty is the fifteenth highest performing school in Baltimore City and the second highest performing of high poverty schools in Baltimore. Liberty currently services 483 students in the Liberty Heights neighborhood in which all students are African American.

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See you at the American Visionary Art Museum’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center and thank you for your patronage.



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