Dr. Khalilah Harris, from The Center for American Progress, joined the show back in 2021 to discuss Black liberation, education equity, and opportunity access in education.
Dr. Khalilah Harris leads the education policy team at Center for American Progress and is a non-resident senior fellow with the Maryland Center on Economic Policy. She’s worked on expanding access to educational opportunity, community organizing, youth advocacy and building an inclusive workforce while viewing those challenges through a racial equity lens. Dr. Harris served as first Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans during the Obama administration and led the development and implementation of the first White House Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Government.
In addition to being a proud alum of Morgan State University, she also obtained a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Her most important role is mom to three beautiful daughters.