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Healing the community one family at a time

Anti-Racism for Educator Workshop Series: 

This workshop series will open your minds and eyes to the pervasive nature of racism in our education system and the systemic impacts upon student of color as well as white students. This series is designed for educators, social workers, case managers and others who work with students of color and want to grow their understanding of covert and overt racism, the effects of implicit bias, and disparate treatment of Black children and other children of color within educational settings.

Participants will engage in small group activities, case studies, and hypotheticals designed to challenge and enhance your perspectives around race and its influence in and outside of the classroom. You will learn strategies, tools, and skills to become an Anti-Racism advocate. CEUs also available.


Part 1

The Impacts of White Supremacy in Education: A Deeper Dive

We will open this series by giving an historical context of how white supremacy has impacted the education system from the past to the present. During this workshop, we will further expose the pervasive nature of white supremacy, the violence it creates and the harm it causes in our education system. This workshop is designed for educators, social workers, case managers, parents, students and others who desire to transform their environments, and who want to grow in their understanding of covert and overt racism and the ideology of white supremacy, the effects of implicit bias and disparate treatment of Black, Brown, and other marginalized populations within our education system.


This interactive workshop will:


• bring awareness of the roots of white supremacy and how it is toxic to us all;

• eliminate patterns of thinking and practices that intentionally and unintentionally harm and perpetuate hate, violence, and division; and

• help attendees develop strategies to work more effectively to counter the impacts of white supremacy and begin the healing process.


Part 2

Anti-Black Racism in Public Education: 5 Key Things Every Educator Must Know

During this workshop, we will explore the impacts of racism, trauma, an historical context of anti-blackness in public education from slavery to Brown v. Board of Education, and effective strategies for disrupting the status quo. This workshop is designed for educators, social workers, case managers and others who work with Black children, and who want to grow in their understanding of covert and overt racism, the effects of implicit bias and disparate treatment of Black children within public school settings.


This interactive workshop will challenge you to:


• move outside of your comfort zone;

• eliminate patterns of thinking and practices that might unintentionally harm students of color; and

• develop strategies to work more effectively with students of color, with a greater sense of urgency.


Part 3

Cracking the Code: The Urgency of Affirming Black Boys in the Classroom

During this workshop, we will challenge the current punitive approach to educating Black boys in public education and discuss whether or not it is effective in meeting the outcomes of preparing them for academic success in primary and post-secondary education. The issues we explore will include the impacts of white supremacy, racism, trauma, systemic injustices, and effective strategies for disrupting the status quo and engaging in educational practices that are more racially-inclusive and equitable.


This interactive workshop will challenge you to:


• increase cultural competency and racial sensitivity;

• grow in your understanding of historical and contemporary issues that impact Black boys;

• eliminate patterns of thinking and practices that might unintentionally harm Black boys; and

• develop strategies to work more effectively with Black male students, and with a greater sense of urgency.


Part 4

How to Avoid The Mistakes Educators Make When Teaching Students of Color: Get it Right


During this workshop, we will highlight common errors and missteps made when educating and/or working with children of color, and other students who are misunderstood.


This interactive workshop will:


• not only help attendees understand the mistakes made, but how they are offensive and counterproductive to academic success;

• assist attendees in developing appropriate actions to avoid future mistakes; and

• improve classroom management skills so that all students feel welcomed, leading to increased excited about school and improved performance, academically, behaviorally, and socially. 


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