NAMM Advocacy Forum to Feature John B. King, Jr.
“If you’re not at the table you’re on the menu” - Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation
Join us on July 7 to hear from special guest John B. King, Jr., former Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education and current CEO of The Education Trust, an equity-driven, data-centered, student-focused organization of “Fierce advocates for the high academic achievement of all students—particularly those of color or living in poverty.” His experience as former Secretary of Education and as President and CEO of The Education Trust will provide invaluable insight into how to effect change through concentrated, authentic outreach from community members. King’s leadership and commitment to equity and access to education for all children is a great resource and will be a “call to action” for how to contribute with passion and commitment to bring music education to all children.
Attendees will also receive music education advocacy updates during break-out sessions where working advocates will report on their activity at the Federal, State, and Local levels.
Host: Mary Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs, NAMM and Executive Director, The NAMM Foundation
Special Guest: John B. King, Jr., former Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education and current CEO of The Education Trust