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All Our Children’s National Learning Event, Jan. 16-18

All Our Children’s National Learning Event, Jan. 16-18



Hear the call.

“Education is a divine right, a human right, and for the common good.”
– Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and Keynote speaker, Michael B. Curry

Are you and your congregation seeking a meaningful, mutually transformative way to build community, serve children and families, and live out the Gospel call to seek justice? Join All Our Children & The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina January 16 – 18 for a national conference exploring the urgent opportunity the church has to help bring about equity and justice in public education.

Get inspired.

Create an action plan.

Equip your congregation to deepen relationships, grow your impact in your community, and live out your Christian mission through local partnerships, action, and service with workshops led by experts from organizations like the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Public Education Partners, Children’s Trust of South Carolina, The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, The Expectations Project, Southern Education Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University and more.

Build the movement. Register today.


All ​Our ​Children: The ​Church’s ​Role ​in ​Education ​Equity Programming Overview as of 11.9.17 (Subject to change)

Tuesday January 16 

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Registration & Welcome

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Opening Remarks

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Worship

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Jeff Duncan-Andrade Keynote

Wednesday January 17
8:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Worship

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Plenary Panel: A Vision for Equitable, High Quality Public Education and Why It Matters; Moderated by: Caroline Maulden

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop Session 1 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunchtime Conversation – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Dean Kelly Brown Douglas (lunch is served)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshop Session 2

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Plenary Panel: How the Church is Responding & Making a Difference; Moderated by: Rev. Susan Heath

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Optional small reflection groups

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Keynote

Thursday January 18

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am: Plenary: Next Steps and Q&A

9:30 am – 11:00 am: Affinity Groups and Action Planning

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Reporting Back and Evaluations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Closing Eucharist

Register ​at http://​


The Little Church that Could: Naming and Claiming our Strengths & Resources for School Partnerships

Led by: Ansel Sanders, President & CEO – Public Education Partners & Sean Dogan, Pastor – Long Branch Baptist Church

Understanding Childhood Adversity: Implications for Educational Systems and Outcomes

Led by: Lee Porter, Chief Program Officer, Children’s Trust of South Carolina

Closing the Achievement Gap Begins with Experiences from Birth to Five

Led by: Cynthia Jackson, Senior Vice President – Ounce of Prevention Fund Director, Educare Learning Network 

Telling Your Story—Using Data: “Five loaves, Two Fish”

Led by: Professor Derek Black – University of South Carolina & Professor Marion Martin, Furman University

Naming Whiteness in Community

Led by: Morgan Lee, Chief Learning Leader – Leading Up, LLC

Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Biases that Become Barriers to Opportunity

Led by: Daphne Cody – Kaleidoscope Institute certified trainer & Rector, St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church, Glencoe IL

Successful Church-School Partnerships: Growing Through the Challenges

Led by: Constance Dreher

Advocacy for Education Equity 101

Led by: Aaron Jenkins – The Expectations Project

Faith-based community organizing for education equity

Led by: Kayla Gilchrist – Lead Organizer, Central Midlands Justice Ministry (DART)

School Segregation 64 years after Brown

Led by: Genevieve Siegel Hawley – Associate professor, Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University 

Building school systems that support healing relationships

Led by: Zakiya Jackson – The Expectations Project

South Carolina Bishops’ Public Education Initiative

Moderated by: Linda O’Bryon – Panelists: Bishops Andrew Waldo, Herman Yoos, and Skip Adams

10 Steps to Church School Partnership

Led by: TBA – All Our Children

Moving from Charity to Justice

Led by: TBA – All Our Children


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