AOCC Mission

photo of audience membersThe mission of the AOCC is to inspire and impact the improvement of the education sector by annually convening alumni, students, practitioners, artists, and scholars both from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and across the nation in order to share best practices and cutting edge research on strengthening that practices and competencies of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that pertains to people of color in educational spaces.

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Video: What is the AOCC?

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"Inspiring. Rejuvenating. Empowering." These are some of the words used to describe the experience of attending the annual HGSE Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC) — which is not your typical academic conference.

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Video: AOCC 2021 Welcome & Keynote

logo of AOCC 2021The 2021 AOCC theme Immunity in Community: Resilience in the Face of a Double Pandemic, acknowledged the challenges and celebrated the successes unique to communities of color. We engaged in critical dialogue related to issues communities of color must overcome to gain access to education during COVID-19. In this video you can watch HGSE's Dean, Dr. Bridget Terry Long, welcoming remarks, immediatelly followe by the 2021 Keynote Speaker Dr. Cesar Cruz, Ed.L.D.'16

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video: AOCC 2020

Photo of Radcliffe YardHGSE 100 Years in the Making: Past, Present, and Future of Education for Communities of Color

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