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The Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP is scheduling “A Call for Action
Education Summit” the week of October 25-30, 2004 at FCCJ, North Campus.
The goals are to submit solutions to closing the achievement gap between
minority and majority students; to achieve greater family involvement in
children’s education; and, to identify different learning styles and
teaching strategies. All of the activities are free to the public except the
Freedom Fund Dinner.

The agenda for the week includes the following:

• Monday, October 25, 2004, 6:00 p.m., FCCJ, North Campus, the Education
Committee of the NAACP will release data received from the Duval County
School System regarding certain disparities.

•Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 6:00 P.M., Call for Action Panel discussion –
“Brown 50 Years and Beyond: Identifying the Promise and Mapping the Course
for Progress”.

•Wednesday, October 27, 2005, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Ribault Senior High
School, 3701 Winton Drive, the Department of Education Task Force on African
American History will present workshops for teachers on “Infusing
African-American History” in the classrooms.

•Thursday, October 28, 2004, 7:00 p.m., the Jacksonville Branch, NAACP will
sponsor the Freedom Fund Dinner at Radisson Riverwalk Hotel. Donation of
$50.00 per person or $500.00 for a table of 10 people.
•Friday, October 29, 2004, 6:00 p.m., FCCJ, North Campus, parents and
students will be involved in training and empowerment workshops.

•Saturday, October 30, 2004, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., FCCJ North Campus, break
out sessions will be held with the community to hear specific data, give
feedback as to how they perceive the data, and arrive at solutions for
solving problems inherent in the data.

You may telephone the President, Isaiah Rumlin at 764-1753, Olivia
Gay-Davis, Education Committee Chairman at 768-6232, or Elnora Atkins,
Education Committee Secretary at 768-8697, or e-mail me at

Sponsors for this summit, in addition to the Jacksonville Branch NAACP,
include the Jacksonville Alliance of Black School Educators (JABSE), the
Duval County Public Schools’ Urban Systemic Initiative (USI), Project REACH,
Florida Community College of Jacksonville (FCCJ), North Campus, and the
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).



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