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 Equity Conference 2021 Goes Virtual with National Speakers

The live, virtual 2021 Equity Conference on Jan. 19 to 22 is packed with nationally recognized speakers, local experts, and educator and student voices.  

To better support educators and others during the pandemic, the annual conference has been reimagined and designed to better suit the needs of the education community. Sessions will be in the afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. over four days from Jan. 19 to 22. Event participants from around the world can watch and engage live from the safety of their home.

Educational equity means all students have access, opportunities, and supports to thrive in school. Social or cultural factors should not predict whether or not students are prepared for college and career. 

This year, the pandemic exacerbated equity issues for our students and families. It also threw a spotlight on the lack of access to basic needs for thousands of students in San Diego County and hundreds of thousands across the state. 

The 2021 Equity Conference event theme is Equity is Love in Action. 

SDCOE will be joined by Dr. Margaret Wheatley, Dr. Monique Morris, and Elena Aguilar, and Dr. Gholdy Muhammad and Jamilah Pitts are among others slated to speak at the conference. See who else will be joining the line-up and register for the event for $149 per person (or $99 for students and parents) on the conference website. 

The 2021 Equity Conference is expected to connect hundreds of educators, parents, students, and community leaders with equity learning and practices they can implement the next day. 

Also during the conference, champions for educational equity in the community will be recognized with a Lighthouse Award. There's still time to nominate someone blazing a path for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Educational equity is a priority of the San Diego County Office of Education, and it is one of the lead agencies for equity within the California system of support for districts and schools. To deliver on the promise of educational equity for all students, the San Diego County Board of Education is committed to providing educational opportunities and support to district and school leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders so that all students, including our historically underserved students, are served well and are successful. 

To learn more and register for the event visit