Summer Institute on Education, Equity, and Justice Ending Violence in PreK–16 Schools

Virtual Conference • June 24-26, 2024

SIEEJ 2024 Registration Opens in April!

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About SIEEJ 2024 Ending Violence in PreK–16 Schools

This year's theme, "Ending Violence in PreK–16 Schools” reflects the comprehensive and collaborative approach required to address school violence effectively. The American University Summer Institute on Education, Equity, and Justice aims to bring together educators, students, researchers, policymakers, law enforcement officials, mental health experts, and community leaders to explore innovative strategies, evidence-based solutions, and the importance of solidarity in creating safer schools.


The annual American University School of Education Summer Institute on Education, Equity, and Justice (SIEEJ) convenes local and national educators and education advocates to highlight new practices and strategies for addressing the educational needs of Black, Brown, and indigenous students.

SIEEJ 2024

Details and registration for SIEEJ 2024 will be available on this webpage in mid-April. Check back soon!

Who Should Attend:

PreK-16 educators, mental health professionals, counselors, psychologists, social workers, legislators, education advocates, parents, students (registration discount available), school board members, and those at community-based organizations will find this low-cost, high-impact conference useful. 

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SIEEJ Speakers

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2024 SIEEJ Planning Committee

The SIEEJ Planning Committees's key purpose is to coordinate the success of the SIEEJ Virtual Conference.

  • Bonnie Berry – Conference Partnerships
  • Mark Forsberg – Conference Registration & Logistics
  • Leslie A. Jones – Conference Speakers
  • Jacob Ortiz – DC Public Schools Liaison 
  • Dr. Antonio Ellis – Director of the Institute for Education, Equity, and Justice and Scholar in Residence
  • Jason Pier – Marketing and Registration
  • Benjamin Zenker – Social Media and Digital Design
  • Danielle Sodani - School of Education Liaison 
  • Jaquial Durham - General Support and Partnerships

Conference Resources

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SIEEJ in the Media

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education covers the 2022 Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice (SIEEJ) in its article American University's Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice to be Three-Day Virtual Event Centered on Antiracism.

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