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Jul 27

Cultivating Liberation: Becoming an Anti-Biased, Anti-Racist Educator

July 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - August 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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It’s time for liberation. It’s not enough to just read the books, watch the movies, or listen to the lectures. It’s time we do the work.

Your liberation begins here! This four-part series will support the establishment of and access to the necessary foundations in becoming an anti-bias, anti-racist educator. All of the workshops in this series are designed to be 90 minutes of active learning, growing, and reflecting. We intentionally designed this workshop series to allow space for thought in between each of the 90 minute workshop sessions

You will dive into a series of thought-provoking discussions and activities that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the institutional inequalities and conscious/unconscious racial biases that exist within our schools and communities. You will learn about the role that you (as an individual and an educator) play to uphold the institutional inequities and discover what you can do to work towards liberation.

The road to being anti-racist is ongoing and requires a deeper understanding of one’s own biases, one’s own identity, one’s understanding of the systems we operate within, and one’s understanding of the media we consume.

To quote Maya Angelou, “do the best you can until you know better, and when you know better do better.” We will do better for ourselves and ultimately our students.

Group Goals and Expectations

  • This is not a checkbox workshop. This is a beginning to an on-going journey that we are thrilled to join you on. Therefore, the following group goals and expectations are necessary.
  • This is intended to be a space for our collective growth. Therefore our space must be free of judgment, intent to harm, and allow for vulnerability. There is no growth in comfort or complacency, this simply maintains the status quo.
  • We will be working to support you in developing a deeper understanding of anti-racist language.
  • We will be working towards developing a more inclusive terminology in our daily language.
  • Our work here will also be intersectional. Racial Justice is Social Justice. All means All. Therefore our work here is inclusive of every identity.
  • We must all commit to the confidentiality of each other. If you cannot be your whole self in this work then not only do you lose out but the group does as well.
  • We will maintain appropriate levels of humility and understanding. These are necessary for both self and group accountability.
  • Your full commitment to doing this work. This is a 4-part workshop and while we are in the development of further work it is important to understand that it does not end here.

Please note this is a 4 part workshop series. Each 90 minute workshop provides different content and builds upon the previous workshop. Our scheduled dates are (all workshops begin at 1pm PDT):

July 27

July 29

August 3

August 5

Session details can be found here

Optional Q&A Office Hours for any additional support you may need or questions you may have (1pm PDT until 2pm PDT):

July 31

August 7

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