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Symposium 2011

Educating Inner-City Children in the 21st Century


November 7, 2011
Gesu School Sherrerd Gymnasium

The film that panelist and moderator Joseph Watkins showed at the symposium was “School Choice and the Battle for Civil Rights,” which can be found on the Students First website here.



Robert J. Birdsell
President and CEO, Cristo Rey Network

Bryan H. Carter
President and CEO, Gesu School

David Hardy
CEO and Co-Founder, Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School

Maria Kefalas, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence, Saint Joseph’s University

Joseph Watkins
Political Analyst, MSNBC; Chairman and Founder, Students First; Pastor, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church


We thank our presenting sponsor, Cozen O’Connor!