Educational Symposium: Educating African-Americans for The 21st Century: 'A Call to Action'

OAKLAND, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inward Journeys Consulting, an educational consulting company founded by Dr. Chris Harrison and NNeka Harrison, Ed.D. (ABD) is hosting an educational symposium titled Educating African-Americans for the 21st Century: “A Call to Action.” This symposium will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Mills College (in Lisser Hall) in Oakland, Calif.

Academic preparation for the 21st Century is essential for African-Americans to successfully compete in the global marketplace. This seminar will address key topics and issues in education, motivate attendees to take action, and provide direction for educators, parents, school leaders, and other concerned community-stakeholders on how to improve the quality of education for African-Americans.

Inward Journeys Consulting is honored to host its Co-Founder and COO, Dr. Chris Harrison, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Chris Harrison, who is a native of Oakland, Calif., is a graduate of Oakland Public Schools, Morehouse College, and the Mills College School of Education. He is a man on a mission and is known as a passionate educator who is committed to raising the bar for the delivery of quality education to African-American and other students of color. Over a 14-year span, Dr. Harrison has developed expertise as a classroom teacher, researcher, educational administrator, curriculum developer, and professional development trainer. Dr. Harrison is the co-author (with his wife NNeka) of “How to Help Your Child Achieve Academic Success in School: Educating Your Child During the Elementary, Middle, & High School Years.”

Accomplished and committed guest speakers who are leaders and practitioners in education have also partnered with Inward Journeys Consulting for this event. Attendees will also be graced with a special message from the former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin.

Each attendee will receive handouts, freebies, and have the opportunity to interact with community vendors who will provide information, books, CDs, and other resources related to education.


When registering for this symposium titled, Educating African-Americans for the 21st Century, registrants will have the option to pay online by credit card or check. Registrants will also have the option to complete their registration information online, print out a confirmation page, and mail a check (with a copy of their confirmation page) to the following address: Acteva, c/o Inward Journeys Consulting, 100 Pine Street–Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Individuals interested in attending this symposium can pay either the “Early Bird Registration Fee” or the “Regular Registration Fee”.

1) “Early Bird Registration” begins on February 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. and ends on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 a.m.. The cost of “Early Bird Registration” is $90.00 plus a processing fee.

2) Regular Registration begins on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on April 16, 2010 at 12:00 a.m. The cost of “Regular Registration” is $99.00 plus a processing fee.

3) Group discounts are also available.

Visit and click the “events” tab at the top of the page to obtain more information about this symposium.

For questions about registration, contact Acteva at 1-877-855-8646. For questions about the symposium, contact Customer Service for Inward Journeys Consulting by e-mail at or call 1-866-281-3446.

Spread the word about this most needed event to your family, friends, co-workers, colleagues, and anyone else you believe would benefit from this most needed symposium.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at our symposium!

About Inward Journeys Consulting:

Inward Journeys Consulting provides educational consultation, products and services to teachers, parents, school leaders, and other community stakeholders. Since 2001, Inward Journeys Consulting has partnered with public / private entities and individual families concerned about improving the quality of K-12 education. For more information, visit or call 1-866-281-3446.

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