Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Education
Greater Park Hill neighborhood has a long history as a leader in the fight against discrimination in housing and schools. Beginning in the 1950’s, neighborhood leaders like Art and Bea Branscombe and Rachel Noel organized to oppose redlining in the housing market and segregation in the schools.
Today we face many of the same issues of gentrification and segregation in our neighborhood. Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education (PHNEE) is a group of concerned parents, neighbors, and community members working together to address current inequities in our neighborhood elementary schools and to inspire a revitalization of community leadership on these issues.
On January 27th, PHNEE will host a community event featuring presentations from community leaders and experts, such as Nita Mosby-Tyler (Chief Catalyst at The Equity Project) and Alan Gottlieb (co-founder of Chalkbeat, and owner of Write.Edit.Think.LLC) on the current state of our neighborhood schools. There will be an opportunity for neighbors to share a meal and discuss these important issues.
We don’t have the solutions. But we are confident that Park Hill neighbors can work together today, just as those before us did 50 years ago, to find solutions that work for us all. This is the beginning of the conversation.
Food and childcare will be provided.