Jewish Cleveland Welcomes Henderson
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Civil and Human Rights Leader Wade Henderson to Speak at Jewish Cleveland Event
with Remarks by Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District
CLEVELAND – Wade Henderson, a visionary leader of the civil and human rights movement, joins the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to discuss “Public Education, Civil Rights, and Inequality” at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee (CRC) and Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maltz Performing Arts Center (1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland). The event is free and open to the public; registration is strongly encouraged.
Henderson, who is President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, works to advance progressive change in a wide range of issues including civil rights and education, a shared vision of the CRC.
“Quality public education is a civil right, and ensuring this for all our children lifts up the entire community,” said Cheryl Davis, CRC Chair. “We look forward to having Mr. Henderson share his thoughts and experiences with the Cleveland community. For anyone interested in the issue of education equity, I urge you to join us on March 15.”
For decades, the Federation has been invested in public education, with programs like the Public Education Initiative (PEI), which is now the largest literacy tutoring program in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). Most recently, the Federation was invited to partner with CMSD, The Rainey Institute and United Way of Greater Cleveland to launch the Wraparound Services Initiative at Case Elementary School in Cleveland. This initiative provides students with academic support, and gives students and their families access to family engagement, enrichment programming, plus social services.
CRC is also pleased to welcome Eric Gordon, CEO of CMSD, who will provide remarks about the transformative work happening in Cleveland to improve public education for all.