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Conversations at CAAM
Jul.09.2011 01.00PM - 02.30PM


The California African American Museum will host Ramon C. Cortines, recently retired superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, in an upcoming “Conversations at CAAM” on July 9th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Cortines, who served two stints as superintendent of LAUSD—has had a distinguished career in education. He began his career as a teacher in 1956 and has taught at every level in the public school system. He has led school districts in New York City, San Francisco and Pasadena. In his extraordinary career he has been special advisor to every U.S. president or secretary of education since the Carter administration.

Charmaine Jefferson, executive director of the California African American Museum, will lead a discussion with Cortines that reflects on his many accomplishments and explores his views on the future of public education.

“Conversations at CAAM” is hosted by the History Council of the California African American Museum, which sponsors this engaging series of conversations with distinguished members of our community who have compelling stories to tell.

The Museum is located at 600 State Drive in Exposition Park. Admission to “Conversations at CAAM” is free. Paid parking is available at 39th and Figueroa. For more information, call 213-744-7696 or visit caamuseum.org.

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