CAYL Catalyst Webinar Series

Episode #34

February 1, 2024 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Portraits of Courage - Examining Equity: Featuring Sherri Killins Stewart, Ed.D.


“Equity” has been a buzzword in early childhood education for decades, but how we think about equity today is different from how we thought about it in the past. As issues change and transform, how do we honor the leaders who fought for equity? How do we lift up the next generation of professionals who will continue advancing the cause?


Join us on February 1, 2024, as we welcome this month’s featured Portrait of Courage speaker: Sherri Killins Stewart, Ed.D. to CAYL Catalyst. Hear from Sherri as she shares her history with, inspiration for, and progress made towards equity in the field. Panelists Megan Waltz and Lonias Gilmore will join the conversation to share how they are joining the equity movement in ECE.


Get ready to be inspired and informed and to join the movement toward advancement.


Honoring the Past. Inspiring the Future…Portraits of Courage: Brave Leaders & Systems Change in ECE begins on February 1!


Contact Information:

Sherri Killins Stewart, Ed.D.

Megan Waltz

Lonias Gilmore


Dr. Valora Washington – CEO & President


-Sherri Killins Stewart, Ed.D. – Director of State Systems Alignment and Integration for the BUILD Initiative, Co-Director of State Services, and an independent consultant

-Megan Waltz – Supervisor for the Promotion and Prevention unit within the Child Safety and Permanency Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services

-Lonias Gilmore – MPH, is the Director of Health Equity and Social Justice for the Big Cities Health Coalition

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