Addressing Institutional Bias in Suburban Schools - Monroe County Bar Association CLE

February 25, 2020

Addressing Institutional Bias in Suburban Schools

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Irondequoit Public Library

1290 Titus Avenue

Rochester, NY

Rooms 114 & 115

6:00 - 7:30pm - registration begins at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

MCLE: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of bias

This program is free and open to the public.

* CLE rates apply for attorneys * seeking CLE credit.

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Speakers will discuss the causes and effects of institutional bias, and the ways in which our local communities and schools can respond to institutional bias and promote racial and cultural diversity in Rochester's suburban schools.

You are invited to submit questions and comments to the speakers in advance to:


Duwaine Bascoe, Esq., Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP

Program Speakers

Kevin S. Beckford, Senior Human Resources Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the University of Rochester, and council member for the Town of Pittsford.

Isaac Collins, Assistant Principal, Webster Central School District, responsible for fostering an equitable and inclusive environment, and for leading racial equality initiatives.

Jonathan Falk, Esq., Supervising Attorney of the Education Law Program at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. Jonathan represents students in K-12 and their parents regarding their civil and due process rights in school, both in matters of general education and special education.

Terrance McCarthy, Ed.D, Director of Humanities and the Equity and Diversity Co-facilitator, Webster Central School District.