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Equity Conference 2021: Equity is Love in Action

Join hundreds of educators, policymakers, advocates, parents, and community members to advance educational equity for California’s most vulnerable students at Equity Conference 2021.

Fully virtual, the Equity Conference will be accessible to more people than ever before to learn together on how to engage effective, systemic change.

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Jan. 19 to 22

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

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.


Check back often for speaker announcements! 

Dr. Margaret Wheatley

Author, speaker, educator, and founder of The Berkana Institute, whose most recent book is Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity

​Dr. Monique Morris

Author, social justice scholar, executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and founder and chair of the National Black Women's Justice Institute

Lighthouse Award Nominations Now Open

This season of thankfulness and gratitude is the perfect time to spotlight a champion for educational equity in your school, district, or community. These people go above and beyond to be a beacon of hope and light for students and adults in a system that wasn’t built to meet the needs of each individual. 

That’s why the Lighthouse Awards were created – to showcase the amazing people doing the work to lead others in diversity, equity and inclusion. Nominations are now being accepted through Dec. 8.

  • Turnaround School Leader award goes to a school administrator who fosters and leads equitable outcomes for all learners and has been a beacon of light for an entire community.
  • Turnaround Teacher award is for a classroom teacher who embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and has helped achieve positive social and academic outcomes for all students.
  • Turnaround Support Staff award goes to a school counselor, nurse, school psychologist, paraprofessional, or others who actively supports all students, in pursuit of academic and/or social emotional excellence.
  • Equity Champion award is for a community leader who encompasses the light necessary for people to come together and create multiple opportunities for all students and families in pursuit of equitable outcomes and opportunities.
  • No Place for Hate® Leader award goes to an active member of their school’s No Place for Hate® committee and demonstrates leadership in their role on the committee and throughout the school community. This person embodies the values laid out in ADL's No Place for Hate® pledge and has continued to put the commitment of No Place for Hate® at the forefront of their school community even in these challenging times.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Partnering with the Equity Conference will expose your brand to our audience of educators, partents, and community members across the state through SDCOE's communication channels. For more details view the sponsorship prospectus or contact the equity team at 858-298-2017 or email Steven Dorsey