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Paths Toward Justice and Joy Explored at Alumni of Color Conference

Bettina Love
2024 Alumni of Color Conference keynote speaker Bettina Love delivers her remarks in Askwith Hall.
Photo: Jill Anderson

Students, alumni, and other members of the HGSE community gathered last weekend for the 2024 Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC), an annual celebration of best practices, cutting-edge research, and innovations that strengthen education spaces for people of color. 

This event's theme, Embracing Resistance, Solidarity, and Joy, invited participants to consider the ways in which people can come together across difference to embrace their power, resist oppression, and harness joy as they move toward justice in education for all.

With wide-ranging sessions and workshops dedicated to topics such as ethnic studies, art and movement, student activism, women in leadership, and parental incarceration, and an inspiring keynote address by author and academic Bettina Love, this year's conference — led by student co-chairs Aundrey Page (Ed.L.D.) and Najma Osman (Ed.M.) — fulfilled the promise of its theme.


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