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Equity Conference 2020

Equity Conference 2020

Equity Conference 2020

Where there is vision, there is hope.

Join hundreds of educators, policymakers, advocates, and others to advance educational equity for California’s most vulnerable students.

  • Date: Jan. 16 and 17
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center
  • Register Now


The San Diego County Office of Education is dedicated to providing districts and schools with the supports leaders and educators need to nurture safe and inclusive learning environments for all students.

SDCOE's statewide Equity Conference will be a valuable time for county offices, districts, schools, community partners, and parents to collaborate and learn together on how to engage effective, systemic change.

It will bring together nationally recognized speakers and spotlights current research and best practices. The Equity Conference sessions are focused on strengthening our systems to better respond to the linguistic, cultural, social-emotional, and mental health needs of all students, and create the conditions for them to thrive and make healthy choices. 

We look forward to coming together with a renewed sense of purpose to transform our individual and collective equity work and create places of exceptional vision, hope, and opportunity for all.



Keynote Speaker Announcements

Tim Wise headshotTim Wise 

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Wise is the author of seven books, including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. Other books include Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority and his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son


Donald Grant headshot

Dr. Donald Grant

Dr. Donald Grant is a clinical psychologist who served as an administrator in the country's largest child welfare district after a career as a public middle school teacher. He is a published author and socio-cultural analyst connecting mental health and social justice. Dr. Grant currently straddles two roles as the executive director of Mindful Training Solutions and dean of the School of Human Development at Pacific Oaks College.


Tia Martinez headshotTia Martinez

Tia Martinez has more than 25 years of experience doing social change work in low-income communities and communities of color. She applies her experience in education reform, teacher effectiveness, and racial justice to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and transforming life chances for boys and men of color. 



New keynote speakers will be announced here, by email, and on social media @SanDiegoCOE.