2016 Lora M. Robins Speaker Series
Education: Providing Mobility & Equity?
An interactive series for public, business and nonprofit leaders
Robins Foundation and Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) are pleased to present the Lora M. Robins Speaker Series featuring Education: Providing Mobility & Equity? The remaining two parts of this three-part series for public, business and nonprofit leaders are set for February 9 and March 15, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond.
While excellence in education is important, this dynamic series is designed to explore how we tackle the barriers that hinder equity and access in education and create sustainable solutions. Two national thought-leaders in the field of education are slated to lead each of the remaining two interactive sessions.
The February 9 session will feature Dr. James Johnson, a distinguished professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Johnson will examine the causes and consequences of growing inequality in American society, particularly as it affects socially and economically disadvantaged youth; entrepreneurial approaches to poverty alleviation, job creation, and community development.
David Dodson will lead the March 15 session. Mr. Dodson is president of MDC, a national organization that helps organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity—removing the social, financial, and educational barriers that make it harder for those left behind to take advantage of the opportunities America offers.
“LMR is very proud to launch the 2016 Lora M. Robins Speaker Series in partnership with the Robins Foundation,” said Myra Goodman Smith, LMR’s CEO and president. “One of LMR’s core values is continuous learning as we believe that leaders bring added value when they are equipped with knowledge about our community and tools essential for effective community leadership. We thank the Robins Foundation for its continued support of the speaker series and for this extraordinary opportunity for diverse community leaders to come together to explore this critical topic,” said Smith.
Open to the public, the cost to attend each session is $50 for individuals and $20 for college students. Register online at lmronline.org. For more information call LMR at (804) 343-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.