The Greater Louisville Alliance of Black School Educators hosted a mayoral forum tonight. They are the local affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). Founded in 1970, NABSE is a non-profit organization that is devoted to furthering the academic success of the nation's children, especially those children of African descent. The organization has 5,000 members, with nearly 100 local affiliates.
The purpose of GLABSE is to improve, promote, and facilitate the education of all students, and particularly Black students; to establish a coalition of Black educators and others directly or indirectly involved in the educaitonal process; to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve education for Black students; to influence public policy concerning the education of Black People.