A dedicated cadre of students of color at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) created the Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC) during the 2002/2003 school year to bring awareness to the educational issues impacting communities of color. In keeping with this effort, every year, current HGSE students design and facilitate a space that aims to inspire and transform education by convening educators, scholars, researchers, change makers of all varieties, policymakers, and students of all backgrounds concerned with issues of race, class, and education as they pertain to all people and, in particular, to Communities of Color.
This year's conference will be held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on March 2 - 4, 2017.
Anjali Adukia | Laura Carmen Arena | Wanda Bailey | Jeremy Brown | Tara Brown | Dorinda Carter | Martha Casas | Anisha Desai | Robert Fowler | Antonio Garcia | Frank Gaytan | Lamont Gordon | Daren Graves | Heather Harding | Elizabeth Holliday Keishana Howse | Carol Hsiao | Julia Hunter Cavanaugh | Keishia Kemp | Sun Kim | Erin Lewis | Roystone Martinez | Victor Milner Katrina Mitchell | Aaron Park | Wendy Perez | Richard Reddick Louie F. Rodriguez | Khadijah Salaam | Steve Song | Carol Strickland | Phitsamay Sychitkokhong | Frank Tuitt | Dyan Watson | Marcia Wells | Hope Williams | Kia Martin
2003: Exploring Issues of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Identity in Education | 2004: Reconnecting the I and We: Building Community For Change | 2005: Power, Politics, and the Experiences of People of Color in Education | 2006: Growth, Strength, and Action: Honoring our Commitment to Individuals and Communities of Color | 2007: Image and Knowledge: Constructing Power in Communities of Color | 2008: Raising Our Voices: (Re)Framing Conversations About Race & Education | 2009: Crossing Borders: Exploring Local and Global Perspectives on Race, Inequality, and Education | 2010: Response-Ability: Using Dissonance and Delight for Justice | 2011: We Make the Road by Walking: Education for Leadership and Transformation | 2012: Disrupt the Discourse: Discussing the ‘Undiscussable’ | 2013: The Revolution will be LIVE! | 2014: From Dreams to Movements | 2015: The Other Narrative: Celebrating Untold Stories | 2016: Educators as Architects: Building a Mosaic for Democracy Now!