Black History Month Celebration
Join the ACS community in celebrating Black History Month with an informative presentation and discussion on having conversations about race issues with your children.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
Time: 6 – 7 p.m. EST
Location: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 951 4721 1507
Mr. Desmond Williams – educator, former principal, author, and parent of Savannah in Kindergarten at ACS – will discuss how to have conversations with your child on race issues. His unique perspective looks at the topic from a historical lens with a goal of providing parents with additional resources and tools.
Following Mr. Desmond’s presentation, parents are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the discussion.
About the presenter:
Mr. Williams has spent his entire professional career working with youth serving as a special educator, classroom teacher, assistant principal and principal. He received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Howard University in Washington, DC, and his master’s degree in Education from George Washington University. His expertise includes support for Black males, student engagement, restorative justice, and family engagement.
Desmond is the author of The Burning House: Educating Black Boys in Modern America, which was released in February of 2020 and details how schools and communities can better advocate for Black boys. In the fall of 2021, Desmond will return to Howard University to pursue his PhD in Educational Psychology.
Sponsored by the ACS Home and School Association.