On Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM ET, you’re invited to take part in a virtual discussion featuring a panel of Massachusetts educators on cultivating anti-racist classrooms and practices.
During the discussion entitled Navigating White Privilege and Building an Anti-Racist Classroom, panelists will answer questions and share how they’re navigating their white privilege in schools, how they’re acting on their commitment to anti-racist teaching, and ideas for how to support studentsof color in their classroom. This session will be moderated by 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, Takeru Nagayoshi, and Teach Plus Commonwealth Policy Fellow and English teacher, Dr. Tasha Jones. Learn more about the moderators and speakers here.
The discussion will look at:
- Ways that educators have grappled with their own white privilege and how they’ve prompted these discussions with their students
- How teachers can frame classroom discussion questions to encourage reflection on systemic racism
- Strategies on how educators can effectively communicate with parents, colleagues and administrators
- Actionable steps educators can take both inside and outside of the classroom to make a difference
Time permitting, you’re encourage to explore the following reading/viewing list prior to the conversation:
- Robin DiAngelo: Why “I’m not racist” is Only Half the Story
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story
- Standford Study: Students Perform Better When Taking Courses That Explore Race
- Currated list of resources on PBS LearningMedia for Civil Rights, Black Lives Matter, police reform, and other relevant topics
Note that this session will be recorded. Register here.