The Reverend Brenda Girton-Mitchell is an ordained Baptist minister, attorney, and former director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education. She started her career as an elementary school teacher before serving in a wide range of leadership roles in education, the civil rights community, and the church. Rev. Girton-Mitchell is a widely respected speaker, trainer, and community-builder dedicated to fostering racial understanding, healing, and reconciliation.

About the workshop

  • What does equity and inequity look like? Hear personal stories and demographics that help us understand our schools.
  • What do we do about inequity in education? Consider steps for addressing inequity where we live.
  • How do we think and act systemically? Explore ways we can elevate educational equity as a priority for our schools.

This workshop focuses on Montgomery County schools as a starting point, with lessons that apply broadly. We welcome parents, students, teachers, and friends from across the region. For more information, contact

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