Summit Kicks Off Juneteenth at Conflict Kitchen

localOn June 19, 2015 the 2015 IERN Sharpens Iron Summit kicks off a showcase of interactive programming with culturally relevant artists and a holistic approach to the engineering design process. The IERN Sharpens Iron Summit incorporates the benefits of innovation between Engineering & Art curricula throughout the learning community.  Using engineering design methods for “putting the pieces back together” will allow community-driven solutions to reflect transformational leadership within our poverty stricken communities.  Together we will create an infrastructure that supports community, healing, and collaboration.

Solutions to poverty and its effects on our youth and their scholastic achievement hinges on the support and engagement of the entire community. So together, in collaboration with the community of change leaders and in celebration of the 150th Juneteenth Anniversary, we are teaming up with Conflict Kitchen for Juneteenth Day! Together we’ll be able to share “What Community Means to You” and provide solutions regarding the cure to the deficiencies that exist.


The 2015 IERN Sharpens Iron Summit has lined up some of the best community organizers, businesses, and educators to show what high-quality community driven enrichment opportunities look like. Celebrations will take place across the city to reinforce foundational ideas connected to freedom, family, and overall wellness. Stay tuned for ways that the Creative Director of the 2015 IERN Sharpens Iron Summit Tour, LaToya Williams, offers an innovative approach to the engineering design process to create a learning infrastructure and experience like no other.


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