May 26th, 2016

Cultural Sensitivity & Civil Rights in Education

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nashoba Valley Technical High School

8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Program Overview:

  • Inclusion, Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in our Schools

  • Creating Safe Schools and Workplaces

  • Understanding Federal Mandates

  • Best Protective Practices and Preparing for the Unexpected


Speakers include: 

Rev. Traci Jackson Antoine - Director of OVW Domestic/Sexual Violence Project, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Chief Robert Bongiorno - Police Chief, Bedford Police Department

Imam Hamid Bourote - Director, Outreach Community and Resource Center, Malden

Sarah Davila, Ph.D.  - District Administrator of Programs, English Language Learner Education and Community Partnerships, Somerville Public Schools

Janet Helms, Ph.D. - Director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College

Michael Joyce, Esq. - Partner Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce, P.C.

Michael McCourt - Founder/President/CEO of Michael G. McCourt Associations

Robert Trestan, Esq. - Executive Director of the New England Regional Office, Anti-Defamation League

As the United States - and Middlesex County - become increasingly diverse and multi-cultural, tolerance and respect for others must be held as core values in schools and communities.  By creating an inclusive environment, schools will be in the best position to maintain a healthy and safe setting for students and employees.

Speakers at the SECURE conference will address how valuing diversity and making schools safe and inclusive for all students can happen, in reality, despite the complexities and barriers, and how this approach connects to improved school safety, and the role of civil rights laws in the creation and maintenance of an all-inclusive environment.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Check in and Continental Breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

Nashoba Valley Technical High School

Westford, MA

PLEASE NOTE: Program will start promptly at 8:45 a.m. 

Registration is required.

$50 for members*, $150 for non-members

*Special Offer - Each member district may bring up to 10 participants for $150.  All participants must be registered together on the MPY website and registration must be paid for by one purchase order or check.


Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must contact Stephanie Guyotte via email at All cancellations must be received via email at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee. 

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This is a special event. Members: $50/person or $150 up to 10 people.
Non-members: $150/person, no group rate.

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Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
15 Commonwealth Ave
Woburn, MA 01801