Celebrating Black Leaders at SXSW EDU 2024

During February, we embark on a journey of celebration, reflection, and recognition of the contributions of Black Americans. Black History Month highlights and celebrates the strides made toward equality in the United States and recognizes the work we must continue to do towards greater equity.

During the event in March, the community will continue these critical discussions and hear from a variety of experts who will share their stories. From thought leaders to educators, Black speakers bring invaluable perspectives and advocacy to SXSW EDU. We stand committed to amplifying diverse voices, fostering important conversations, and empowering transformative change in education.

Explore 2024 Programming

Join us for the Opening Keynote, Unraveling Myths About Critical Race Theory in Education, with Kimberlé Crenshaw from the African American Policy Forum, and Jonathan Cox from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Learn more about how integrating Critical Race Theory into academic and political discourse is a significant step towards achieving justice and fulfilling the constitutional guarantees for Black people and other marginalized groups.

Check out the Featured Session, Centering Blackness: Educate... Inform & Innovate!, to hear from Julieanna Richardson from the Historymakers, and discuss how digital archives can transform how history is taught such that it can inform and respond to today's 21st century students.

Stop by the Meet Up, Black Women Educators Matter, led by Deidra Fogarty from Black Girls Teach and Tiffany Jackson from KIPP DC, to explore the critical importance of intentionally prioritizing the development of Black women’s education.

Join Your Community in March

Register and book your hotel today to participate in compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, mentorship, film screenings, future-focused competitions, an expo, networking opportunities, and so much more at SXSW EDU from March 4-7, 2024.

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Photo by Will Blake

By SXSW Staff Writer