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Vel Phillips Forum: DEI in Schools

October 2023

Germantown Community Coalition was proud to sponsor the Vel Phillips Forum: What’s Happening with DEI in our schools? with Milwaukee Turners at Turner Hall.

Watch the event reply here:

The powerful discussion centered on challenges to DEI efforts in our schools and what can be done to stop those challenges. The panel discussion featured:

• Elisabeth Lambert, Wisconsin Education Law & Policy Hub

• Diannia Merriett, Parents Advocating for Greendale Equity

• Alyson Weiss, Superintendent, Glendale River Hills

• Nathan Russell, Founder, Suburbs for Equality

Moderator: Emilio De Torre, Milwaukee Turners

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