Pre-Conference Events

The Sources of Urban Educational Excellence invites you to join us for a week of pre-conference events. The events are created to provide a context to mingle, collaborate, and connect in preparation for the conference.


Come hang out with us! On October 23rd from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence’s doors will be open to all. Come by to meet each of our programs and the leadership behind Sources Conference. Refreshments will be served. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


On Wednesday, October 25th, the Sources of Educational Excellence Conference will be hosting a book talk with Dr. Maurice Hobson. Dr. Hobson’s new book, “The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics in the Making of Modern Atlanta” will be the topic of conversation. You will not want to miss this event as we discuss the impact of and research being his writing. This free event will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library from 7 – 9 PM.

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Critical Crop Top, a critically conscious sketch comedy group passionate about social justice, and The Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence are partnering for a night of laughs! On October 27th, Critical Crop Top will preform their new show Afterlife as a Sources Pre-Conference event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Donations will given to Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN). Donatations may made in person or online when pruchasing tickets. Come and laugh with us! Click this image to learn more about Critical Crop Top.

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