"Racism and inequity are products of design. They can be redesigned."
To educators, parents, students, boards, and school communities, we ask:
How might we empower ourselves and our learners as partners, change leaders and solution seekers to design a better (more equitable and inclusive) world?
Every educator, from wherever they are, has the power to thoughtfully question and disrupt the status quo. But in our deeply divided world, effectively overcoming systemic inequity and injustice can seem insurmountable. Inequitable structures, procedures, attitudes, and behaviors underpinning the status quo often have taken generations to lay down and are deeply entrenched throughout all aspects of our lives. We may feel insignificant or ill-equipped to take meaningful action.
Together, with intention, and using proven methodologies, we can begin to seed change in our own thinking and practices and in the attitudes which precede and generate them.
Join Jacinta Williams and Shelley Paul for this provocative 4-hour workshop over two days as they lead a deep dive into how we might draw on creativity, courage, compassion and curiosity -- starting with ourselves -- to design equitable, inclusive, anti-racist classrooms, communities and systems.
In this interactive two-day workshop, we will:
Build capacity to facilitate and enact change in ourselves, our classrooms, our communities and systems
Apply proven development and systemic change methodologies, frameworks, and tools
Create connections and an exchange of practices/experiences across school/organizational roles and functions
Begin to transform current approaches and plan for equity-building and sustaining practices in ourselves, our classrooms, our communities, and our organizations
Leave feeling empowered and inspired to act!
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.
This two-day, four-hour webinar will help you 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.)