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The “E” Word: Reframing and Understanding How Equity Impacts Everyone

November 13, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Nov 13th from 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Please register by Monday, Nov 6th.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham, CEO and Founder of Re-Imagining Equity and Learning (R.E.A.L.), advocates for student, educator, and parent empowerment and opportunity as the Director of Educational Equity and Outreach for Alachua County Public Schools. He actively travels the nation delivering keynote speeches, professional development seminars, and workshops in the educational, instructional, musical, and DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access) spaces. He is also widely sought out as a music clinician, having worked with band and orchestra students and ensembles across the southeastern United States. The 2019 Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year, Dr. Graham was selected in July 2019 as the 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year, representing 74 school districts and more than 195,000 teachers. During the 2019-2020 school year, Dr. Graham was on sabbatical from teaching and served as the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education. In this role, he toured the state delivering motivational speeches and workshops focused on empowering teachers to create the most impactful learning experience possible for their students.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education (University of Florida), a Master’s in Educational Leadership (Concordia University), a Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education (University of South Florida), a Doctorate of Education in Learning Design and Performance Technology (Florida State University), and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting (University of Florida).

Dr. Graham is blessed to share life with his wife, Casey (also a former educator), and daughter, Aaliyah. His passion is to fight for ALL students to have an equitable educational experience tailored to their unique and individual needs in order for them to purse the best version of themselves. He works to continue positively impacting the next generation of world changers.


  • Cone Park Branch Library, 2801 E. University Avenue
  • 11:30 – Lunch
  • 12:00 – Presentation begins
  • Registration deadline – Mon, Nov 6th


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November 13, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Cone Park Branch Library
2801 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641 United States
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