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Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2023 Call for Presenters

Friday, May 5th, 2023
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

Call for Proposals
Due Date: January 31, 2023

The 7th conference on Dismantling Systemic Racism, sponsored by the State Education Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with the SERC Foundation, Inc., focuses on ways to support, promote, and develop racial equity in education. The conference supports educators, families, and community leaders to better serve Connecticut’s students and their families, through advocacy and the development, implementation, and sustainability of innovative, culturally relevant programming. In order to eliminate racially disparate outcomes, the focus is on all students, but particularly Black and Brown students, as well as multilingual students and students with disabilities.

This Call for Presenters is intended to solicit dynamic, thought-provoking presentations that will address the multifaceted ways that race and systemic racism impede our students’ outcomes and limit opportunities for success in academics, social development, health, and family engagement. Proposals should relate to the conference theme of Race, Education and Success and will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Strongly aligned to the theme of the conference
  • Clearly connected to current theory, research or practice in the field
  • Appropriate levels of engagement and interaction
  • Representation of student voice
  • Well-written and coherently described

It is anticipated that up to 500 people will participate in this full-day conference. Participants may include general and special educators, administrators, high school students, family members, community members, business leaders, and all who play a role in a child’s life.

Each breakout session will be approximately 90 minutes long. Presenters will receive a discounted price.


Before attempting to complete this Call for Proposals, please compile the following required information to cut and paste into the form fields. This form must be completed in one session.


  • Your personal & work contact information
  • A brief autobiography (75 word maximum)
  • Personal and work contact information and biographies for up to two (2) co-presenters (if applicable)
  • Title of Session (150 character maximum)
  • Presentation Outcomes (150 word maximum)
  • Presentation Content and Methods (500 word maximum)
  • Research/Evidence Base (300 word maximum)
  • Presentation Description (100-150 words)

If this presentation is selected, SERC reserves the right to edit and publish this information for use in marketing and in the conference program.