COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Muscogee County school administrators and residents had the chance to have an honest conversation about race and area schools Monday night.
The Southern Anti-Racism Network hosted the "Conversation on Race and Education" at the Columbus Public Library.
The event was a response to Superintendent David Lewis calling for citizens to engage in the "Great Conversation" outlined in the Jamie Vollmer book, "Schools Cannot Do It Alone," which states that in order to bring change to school systems, the culture of the surrounding area must be changed as well.
"So we are hoping people from the community come out so that we can break them in small groups and talk about without vision but what a real good school system look like," said event organizer Theresa El-Amin.
Audience participation included small groups discussing vision, principles, obstacles and opportunities for education equity and student achievement.