As a nationally recognized leader in progressive education, Francis W. Parker School hosts conferences to share expertise and resources with other schools, educators and students around the city, state and beyond.
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Administrators of Color
in Independent Schools Conference with
William E. Cross, Jr., Ph.D.,
Dr. Adrienne Keene and Dr. Clint Smith
Friday, October 22
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

This conference offers administrators of color opportunities for connection, mentoring and sharing.

Young Women of Color Symposium
“Unapologetically Me”
Saturday, March 5
More info here

The Young Women of Color Symposium is a leadership conference for 7th–12th grade, self-identified young women of color in the Chicagoland area. There are far too many spaces where women of color are not as celebrated or respected as they should be. In order to protect, support and empower young women of color, Loyola Academy and Francis W. Parker School have partnered together to create a space for conversation, connection and community. This symposium is one step on the path to changing the narrative and encouraging the resilience of our voices.
Cullen J. Davis
Young Men of Color Symposium
for Middle and Upper School
Students of Color in
Independent Schools
with Rodney Glasgow, Ed. D.
Saturday, November 6
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

This symposium provides participants with opportunities to explore their multiple identities and learn skills geared towards self-advocacy and community building through workshops and facilitator-led conversations. 
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.