The first Education Weekend, an event hosted by the Central Indiana Education Alliance begins Friday and lasts through the weekend. The city-wide event is centered around the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the historic decision that desegregated public schools in 1954.
The various events are a mix of discussions, ceremonies, presentations and activities for kids to look at race and showcase successful education opportunities in the state.
Below is a full list of events.
Friday, May 16
Marian University Auditorium, 10-11:30 a.m.
A panel discussion titled “Equity, Quality, and Success in Education: Looking Back and Moving Forward…a Faith Perspective.” Speakers include religious leaders in the community.
Rotary Education Weekend Equity Awards
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 5:30 p.m.
The Central Indiana Education Alliance will present the Rotary Education Weekend Equity Awards to deserving education leaders and students who are having a positive effect on education in Indianapolis.
Saturday, May 17
The Fashion Mall at Keystone, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
This event showcases interactive activities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Technology fields. The activities are hands on and let students use technology and equipment not easily available in schools. There is also scholarship information and resources for adults looking to change careers.
Sunday, May 18
Remember The Titans
Indianapolis Public Library-Central Branch, 2-5 p.m.
The library will screen the 2000 movie that focuses on an integrated football team in the 60s. The Indianapolis Arsenal Technical Titans Basketball team will be in attendance to meet families.