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Inequities Within Presentation: Special Topic - Education

Inequities Within Presentation: Special Topic - Education

03/14/2023 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Elkridge Library

Howard County Library System’s Inequity Within report presents data and shows local history of racial inequity and its ongoing impact on education, health, housing, and criminal justice in Howard County and the state of Maryland.

This report provides an overview of racial equity across education, healthcare, housing, economic, and legal systems within Howard County, Maryland. As one of the wealthiest, healthiest and most diverse communities in the state and the US, the perception or belief that racial inequity does not exist here can be a hinderance to advancing issues of equity within the county. This report demonstrates that even in a county where the majority of residents appear to be thriving, there are communities and subgroups that do not fully reap the benefits of residing here.

This session will be a special topic discussion of education related outcomes as presented in the recently released Howard County Library System’s Brave Voices Brace Choices Data Report on issues of inequity. Using publicly available data and information, the report calls attention to differences in education readiness, school attendance and student social and emotional well-being. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss these issues, other education concerns and their impact on youth attending school within Howard County. 

Click here to download a pdf copy of the report.

HCLS is hosting multiple presentations focusing on the report. Please register for any sessions you wish to attend. 

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Elkridge Branch
    • Special TopicEducation - Register 
  • Monday, April 17, 2023 6:30pm at Central Branch
  • Monday, May 1, 2023 6:30pm at Savage Branch
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023 6:30pm at Miller Branch
    • Special Topic: Full Report with Policy Implications - Register

For more information on the report and the Brave Voices, Brave Choices initiative, please visit our website.

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