A free webinar to help teachers and schools educate children and youth
to be active participants in a diverse society
To Educators, Parents, Students, Boards, and School Communities, We Ask:
Our Big Question: How can we build equity and justice inside every school?
We are honored to collaborate with the Southern Poverty Law Center and Teaching Tolerance for this very special free webinar.
This session will feature lessons from SPLC/Tolerance.org’s new podcast, “Sounds Like Hate,” examining the DNA of extremism, and a very special conversation with the producer and key players in the story.
In the podcast episode called “Not Okay,” which premieres shortly before this webinar, listeners go inside Randolph Union High School in Vermont, where 95% of students are white. The high school is at the center of two linked battles that are tearing their community apart: whether to remove a mascot some say bears a disturbing resemblance to a hooded Ku Klux Klansman charging on a horse and whether to fly the Black Lives Matter flag.
Our free webinar offers a unique opportunity to explore hard issues around justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and the storytelling behind the issues.
Featuring (clockwise from top left) the directors-producers, Geraldine Moriba and Jamila Paksima, the Principal of Randolph Union HS at the heart of the story, Elijah Hawkes, Cory Collins, senior writer at Teaching Tolerance, and Curtis Reed of the Vermont Partnership in Fairness and Diversity.
What will you learn from attending this webinar?
How do you begin to have hard conversations in a community that is split over racism and anti-racism?
How might the Principal/Head of School lead their community to be united AND focused on justice? Is this possible?
How are the needs of students or staff of color nurtured, encouraged and safeguarded in an environment that is majority white and sometimes hostile?
How can the cycle of racist beliefs be broken when messages between school and home diverge so widely?
How do the writers and producers of such a complex story decide how to tell the story?
Given the importance of this moment in history and challenges of teaching during pandemic, what entry points for anti-racist teaching are recommended?
This FREE webinar will challenge and inspire you to consider equity and justice in schools more deeply.
September 24, 2020 at 7 am or 3 pm US ET
(Can't attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you a link to the archived recording.)