National Summit for Courageous Conversation: She Speaks Her Truth

Pacific Educational Group, Inc. Hosts 9th Annual National Summit for Courageous Conversation


CONTACT: Kevin Cartwright
Director of Communications, (410) 971-2278

October 11, 2017


(National Summit for Courageous Conversation acknowledges, emboldens and celebrates women who lead the charge in addressing racial inequality and systemic racism at home and abroad).

San Francisco, CA, October 11, 2017 – Founder and President of Courageous Conversation by PEG Glenn E. Singleton announced that doors opened on October 14-18, 2017 to hundreds of racial equity leaders for the 9th Annual National Summit for Courageous Conversation (NSCC). This year’s Summit was held at the Marriott Hotel Renaissance Center located at 400 Renaissance Drive in Detroit, Michigan.

Each fall, Pacific Educational Group (PEG) brings together dedicated racial equity leaders from throughout the Unites States and around the world to engage in a deepened conversation about systemic racism and its impact on opportunity and achievement in schools, colleges, businesses, government entities and community based organizations.

The National Summit for Courageous Conversation (NSCC) is PEG’s equity forum that convenes educators, corporate professionals, government and non-government officials who are committed to elevating individual and organizational racial consciousness and eradicating racially predictable disparities. As we honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Detroit Uprising, Summit Delegates will reflect on and craft solutions for racial inequalities that persist today. Despite recent escalating racial violence and unrest in the U.S., Summit courageous leaders remain hopeful and optimistic about our collective ability to create an inclusive and equitable society for all.

Our 2017 National Summit theme “She Speaks Her Truth”, acknowledges, emboldens and celebrates women who lead the charge in addressing racial inequality and systemic racism at home and abroad. More than ever, courageous women strategically govern in public and private sector organizations dismantling systemic racism and sexism. Their triumphant often unrecognized role in achieving social justice is reason for this year’s entire National Summit exclusively showcases women in keynote speaking award winning and performance roles.

In partnership with Detroit’s Cultural Arts Community, National Summit featured a spectacular edutainment line-up of local Detroit talents. School and college age students performed modern dance, classical harp, vocal ensembles, as well as a female jazz quartet. Among the professional artist featured at Summit was Detroit’s very own Myowa Lisa Reynolds from Superstation 910 AM who performed “Passing” a One Woman Show, and Jessica care-moore.

Each year at National Summit for Courageous Conversation Pacific educational Group recognizes educators, family and community members who enthusiastically and unapologetically promote equity and racial justice in schools. This year six distinguished guest were honored with various awards recognizing their exemplary and outstanding leadership to inspire and mobilize others to create a climate and conditions for equitable schools that enable all children to achieve at their highest levels.

During the 11th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards in Los Angeles, CA, Wieden + Kennedy (W+K) and Courageous Conversation by PEG were honored with the Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) Award by ADCOLOR for their collaborative work to champion diversity and inclusion in the advertising, marketing and technology industries.

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