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'Miseducated: A Memoir' Book Talk with Author Brandon P. Fleming



Two online sessions on Friday, November 19th and Friday, December 3rd with both beginning at 3:30pm CST and ending at 5:00pm CST


Registration open through 11/19/2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


"I learned how to learn and how to teach again from Miseducated." - Kiese Laymon, New York Times bestselling author of Heavy: An American Memoir


Join award-winning Harvard educator, founder and CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project, Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, and 2022 IL Career Connections Conference keynote speaker Brandon P. Fleming for a Zoom event on his critically-acclaimed memoir, “Miseducated”, a publication critics are calling "inspiring, heartbreaking, gripping…and pure motivation."


This two-day virtual event will be split into two parts. Part One on Friday, November 19th, will cover chapters 1-6 while Part Two on Friday, December 3rd, will highlight chapters 7-12. Upon registration confirmation, participants will be shipped a copy of Brandon's memoir. Register before November 1st to ensure you receive the book in time to read it prior to Part One.


* All who participate in both book talk dates will receive free registration to the 2022 IL Career Connections Conference for one date and location – either April 25th in Tinley Park, IL, or April 26th in Springfield, IL.


About Brandon P. Fleming

Brandon P. Fleming is a nationally-acclaimed Harvard educator and author of MISEDUCATED: A Memoir. His story of struggle, success, and service has inspired millions around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 27. Harvard later approved Fleming's proposal to establish a new department within the university system called the Harvard Diversity Project – an unprecedented pipeline program of the Harvard Debate Council. Fleming now leads an executive staff and board that has raised over a million dollars to enroll over 100 students of color into Harvard's international summer debate residency on full scholarship. Fleming recruits underserved youth with no prior debate experience who he then trains to compete against hundreds of elite debaters from over twenty-five different countries around the world. For four consecutive years, since the program's inception in 2017, every cohort trained by Fleming has won the international competition. News of the achievement instantly went viral and broke national headlines, being featured on CNN, ESPN, Good Morning America, and many more. The organization has gained the financial backing of Fortune 100 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Chick-fil-A, among others. Fleming has established a groundbreaking organization that is pipelining Black youth into Ivy League and elite colleges & universities. His students have now matriculated to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and others alike on full scholarship. Fleming's story, erudition, and achievements have enabled him to use his voice to inspire and impact lives in places ranging from federal prisons to global platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly. At the age of 29, Forbes named Fleming to their '30 Under 30' list. In 2020, The Root magazine named Fleming one of the top 100 most influential African-Americans in the United States. And in May 2021, North Carolina Wesleyan College bestowed upon Fleming the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.




*Additionally, participants who attend BOTH book talk dates will earn free registration to one location of the 2022 IL Career Connections Conference


Online Via Zoom

* The Zoom link to join the event will be included in your confirmation email.

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours: 10

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The mission of the IL Career Connections Conference is to make improvements to and increase awareness about Career and Technical Education curriculum and resources through the lenses of student equity and accessibility, integration of core academics with CTE courses, and community outreach and partnerships.


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