Featuring Frederick Joseph, author and activist; Jelani Alladin, artist; and David Cox, Creative Marketing Writer/Producer at HBO. Moderated by Michelle Luhtala, a school librarian.
In a recent edWebinar, sponsored by Scholastic Digital Solutions, the presenters discussed the reality of racial violence and inequity that students of color face and what we as educators and administrators can do to confront it rather than perpetuate it. They identified racial violence as violence incurred by students of color that can be overt and covert, taken for granted, an act of invisibilization, or the erasure of students’ identities and realities.
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School (CT); Anna Morris, Manager of Collection Management, Mackin Educational Resources; and Megan Mabee, TBR Bibliologist and Writing Contributor at Book Riot, and Library Secretary at New Canaan High School (CT)
Presented by Veronica Crespin-Palmer, Co-Founder and CEO, RISE Colorado; Dr. Gudiel Crosthwaite, Superintendent, Lynwood Unified School District (CA); and Anpao Duta Flying Earth, Senior Advisor, Native American Community Academy (NM)
Moderated by Kimberly Smith, Executive Director of the League of Innovative Schools and Center for Inclusive Innovation, Digital Promise
Presented by Katie Novak, Ed.D., Founder and Executive Director, Novak Educational Consulting; Mirko Chardin, Education Consultant, Novak Educational Consulting; Rachel Kruzel, Territory Director, Texthelp; and Joni Degner, Territory Director, Texthelp
Presented by Andratesha Fritzgerald, UDL Consultant, Building Blocks of Brilliance, and Author of Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success; Rachel Kruzel, Territory Director, Texthelp; and Joni Degner, Territory Director, Texthelp
Presented by Pam Allyn, Co-Founder, Dewey; Dr. Ernest Morrell, Professor and Associate Dean of Humanities and Equity, Notre Dame University; and Yalitza Vasquez, Co-Founder, Dewey
Work on developing culturally proficient communities during the previous decade has now led to the creation of a professional learning program designed to increase equity and inclusion during the 2020s, in collaboration with the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators.
Presented by James Bridgeforth, Research Associate, USC Race and Equity Center and USC Rossier Center on Education Policy, Equity, and Governance; and Bianca Licata, Professional Development Associate, Center for Technology and School Change at Teachers College, Columbia University
School systems, school buildings and classroom leaders have the opportunity to model methods to promote racial justice. The approaches will vary, from courageous conversations in the classroom to inclusive, student-centered school design.