Core Conversations: KC’s “City of Music” UNESCO Designation and Latino Educator Edgar Palacios

In November 2017, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, became a member of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Creative Cities Network and was designated the first and only Creative City of Music in the U.S. Learn how Kansas City received the UNESCO City of Music designation and much more. Leslie Scott interviews the two people instrumental to Kansas City having received this designation – Dr. Wagner, professor of Urban Studies at UMKC, and Anita Nixon Brown, Executive Director at UNESCO Creative City of Music-KC, Oak Grove, Missouri.

In Part 2, Leslie Scott interviews Edgar Palacios, founder of the Latinx Education Collaborative (LEC) in 2018 to increase representation and support for Latinx education professionals in K-12.  LEC provides a safe environment for Latinx teachers to collaborate and innovate, which is crucial in today’s divided climate. Edgar also established “Revolucion Educativa” (RevED) to engage the Latino community on education-related issues. RevED provides resources, tools, and support to Latino families and communities, helping them navigate the education system and advocating for equitable access to education.

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