New! Community Connections: An Afternoon with Ms. Leona Tate at the TEP Center

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 *RSVP closed for this even
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: TEP Center (departure from Sheraton New Orleans at 1:00 pm and return by 5:00 pm)
Title: Afternoon with Ms. Leona Tate at the TEP Center

Join AIEA participants in traveling to the TEP Center in New Orleans to meet with Ms. Leona Tate, a Civil Rights pioneer and activist who was one of the first Black children in the United States to desegregate a public school in 1960, along with Ruby Bridges, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne. 

The integration of New Orleans public elementary schools marked a major focal point in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement.  The TEP Center is now in the historic landmark building she helped integrate. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the building, meet with Ms. Leona Tate and then reflect on how university leaders can continue to integrate a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) lens into internationalization efforts. 

*Note that this unique opportunity is available to fully paid and registered conference participants who must sign up in advance by Friday Feb 18 since AIEA is generously covering the costs of participants to engage in this special Community Connections experience.  

RSVP closed for this event (deadline Feb 18)

Leona Tate Foundation


1:00PM - Group meets at AIEA Registration Desk (Fifth Floor) and leaves Sheraton New Orleans (bus transport provided by AIEA)
1:30PM- Arrival at TEP Center
1:30-2:30PM - Ms. Leona's Story with Q&A
2:45-3:30PM - Tour of TEP Center
3:30-4:15PM- Small Group Discussions 
4:15-4:30PM - Wrap Up 
4:30PM- Depart for Sheraton New Orleans
5:00PM - Arrive back at Sheraton