"Racism and inequity are products of design. They can be redesigned."
We all have the power to design and re-design for equity.
But even when we have the will, it can be daunting to know how and where to start. At times we may feel stuck or uncertain about the steps we need to take to reach our vision to dismantle racism and inequity within our schools. We may feel unsure about whether we can make a real difference.
Every educator, from wherever they are, can thoughtfully question and disrupt inequity within their classrooms, schools, and communities.
Together, with intention, and using proven frameworks, tools and methods, we can seed change in our own thinking and practices, and use our learning and insights to design and implement equity-building practices to transform our learning environments.
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."- Arthur Ashe
Join Jacinta Williams and Shelley Paul for this provocative 45-minute free webinar to begin to explore the following big questions:
- Start where you are: How might we locate ourselves, our power and our identity intersections to better understand our relationship to the equity challenge and those who are marginalized?
- Use what you have: How might we use our influence, knowledge, networks, and commitment to build capacity and skills to address the most persistent equity challenges?
- Do what you can: How might we apply proven/research-based tools and frameworks to dismantle inequity and design/redesign a better reality for all?
In this 45-minute free webinar, we will:
Discuss how we might build capacity and skill to address equity challenges in our classrooms, schools, and communities
Review some proven developmental and systemic methods, frameworks and tools
Look at some practices/experiences across roles and functions
Give a sense of what's possible
About Jacinta Williams
Jacinta Williams is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practitioner with over 17 years of experience in education and 10 years of experience in leading and facilitating DEI strategy. In her most recent role as Head of Equity and Inclusion at Atlanta International School, she collaboratively led the community in implementing a school-wide approach to strengthening intercultural competence across all stakeholder groups -- faculty and staff, parents, students, and Board members. As a former teacher, instructional coach, a DEI leader at a national and local non-profit organizations, and DEI consultant, she brings a wealth of context and experience with engaging individuals, teams, schools, and organizations in strategically addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, including concepts of intercultural competence, anti-racism and justice, and incorporating it into systems and structures as well as programming and practices.
About Shelley Paul
Shelley Paul provides professional coaching, creative and strategic consulting, process design and facilitation for leaders, teams, organizations and communities. Before launching Second Circle, she most recently served as Head of Research and Learning Design at Atlanta International School. With more than 20 years of experience in independent/international education and adult learning, she brings a unique background and deep expertise in collaborative leadership, participatory problem-solving, stakeholder engagement, strategic process design and skillful facilitation to her work and engagement with clients around the world. Shelley is committed to her own intercultural learning and to engaging in practices and actions that advance equity, inclusion and anti-racism. She is a Stanford d.school trained design thinker and team mentor. She models and facilitates ways of working that are trusted, responsive, humane, effective and sustainable. She will draw you a stick figure version of anything you request.
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This 45-minute FREE webinar will help you understand what it takes to create a clear path to a more just and equitable future for your classrooms.
(Can't attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you a link to the archived recording.)
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