Ms. Gwen E. Samuel is a mom of child that attends a Connecticut public school. She is an equity in education and social justice advocate. In addition, she is a community relations consultant with a national reach.
In 2018, Ms. Samuel, in her role as President of the Connecticut Parents Union, has aligned herself with several Hartford Black and Hispanic plaintiffs of the Robinson v Wentzell lawsuit opposing unjust racial discrimination practices via racial quotas in quality magnet schools.
In 2017, Ms. Samuel launched an “Urban Experience in Family And Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.)—helping Teachers Transition into Diverse Classrooms and Community” workshop series. This parent led “Urban Experience in Family And Community Engagement Workshop Series” provides educators, administrators, and lead school support staff with solution-oriented strategies critically needed to build sustainable relationships with parents, families, and communities who are marginalized in the educational system. This series leads to effective partnerships that nurture both teacher and student success in the classroom, regardless of school model.