(CHICAGO, IL – January 26, 2022) – Surge Institute is excited to announce the “Let Us Write/Right Our Story” Summit, a virtual convening on February 21, 2022 that will focus on galvanizing Black Male & Masculine-Identifying talent across the country to choose and stay in the education profession. 

We are in a critical moment in this country, as states challenge the integration of Critical Race Theory in classroom curriculums and there continues to be a need to support one of the most under-represented groups in the education space: Black Male educators.

To address this moment and lean into Surge’s organizational value of urgency, we are excited to announce that registration is open for the “Let Us Write/Right Our Story” Summit, a virtual convening that will focus on discourse related to galvanizing Black Male & Masculine-Identifying talent to choose and stay in the education profession.

Learn more about the event from Randy Seriguchi, Jr, Surge Institute Alumnus and Executive Director of the Urban Ed Academy.

Date: February 21, 2022

Time: 12pm – 3pm ET | 9am – 12pm PT


This event is open to educators, allies and supporters of this work.

Speakers and organizations from across the national education community will join us, and our program will be guided by three pillars, which will center the lived-experiences and brilliance of Black Male Educator leadership: Recruitment; Thriving and Retention; and Policymaking

Featured Speakers and Organizations include:

Charles King, Kansas City Teacher Residency

Robert Kendricks, He is Me Institute

Terrence Pruitt, Project Restore Initiative

Terrence Holliday, Oakland Tech HS

Dr. Antwan Perry and Dr. Ivory Toldson, National Education Association, Howard University 

The “Let Us Write/Right Our Story” Summit is made possible through funding provided by Chase. Virtual tech support will be provided by the Latinx Education Collaborative. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@surgeinstitute.org, and we will be in contact with you shortly. 

About the Surge Institute:

The Surge Institute was established in 2014 with a simple but important mission to develop and elevate leaders of color who create transformative change for children, families, and communities. Founded by Carmita Semaan, the organization’s signature program, the Surge Fellowship, was designed to empower emerging diverse leaders to change the landscape of education by providing them with a unique, authentic leadership development experience. In 2018, the Surge Academy launched in Kansas City, bringing together a cohort of 11 African-American and Latinx emerging leaders to explore how to transform education to best serve all youth and communities. 

To learn more about The Surge Institute, please visit: https://www.surgeinstitute.org/ or or contact Surge’s Manager, Marketing & Outreach, Marisa Muñoz at marisa@surgeinstitute.org