Each year, the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students holds
a conference to explore and discuss issues around equity in education. The theme for
the 2020 conference was Culturally Sustaining Teaching for Educators and Students.
Date and Location
January 15-16, 2020, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street,
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
Partial List of Sample Topics
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Meaningfully Connecting to Students’ Hearts and Minds
Where is the Black History When Teaching Social Studies?
Hip Hop and Engagement
The Study of African American Rhetoric in Secondary Classrooms
C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literate Approach for Student Success)
Tool-box Tips for Culturally Responsive Teaching
Culturally Responsive and Experiential Classroom Activities for Creating an Inclusive
Day 1 Keynote Speaker: Venus Evens-Winters, Ph.D.
Venus E. Evans-Winters is Professor of Education at Illinois State University in the
College of Education.
She researches and teaches in the areas of social and cultural foundations of education,
Black feminist thought, critical race theory, educational policy, and qualitative
Stephen Hancock is an Associate Professor of Multicultural Education in the Department
of Reading and Elementary Education at the University of Noth Carolina - Charlotte.
Hancock’s primary research interest is socio-cultural perspectives in urban elementary
school context, which include foci on the development of healthy academic relationships
as it relate to the perceptions and psychology of self and others.