Equity in Giving: How do we challenge disproportionate wealth? Room 1021
SEL & Hip-Hop: The Power Couple Room 1024
Parsing Through Justice and Reclaiming Joy: Expanding Relational Learning in Schools With the Community Up Model Room 1126
Integrated Strategies to Create and Advance Equity Policies at School Room 1128
Integrated Strategies to Create and Advance Equity Policies at School
Anastasia Ordonez (she/her),
James Haslam (he/him)
Dr. Rebecca Euni Mi Haslam (she/her)
How can we advance honest, accurate and fully funded public education as the foundation for a just, multiracial democracy?
Students, educators, parents, school board members and school leaders
The development of equity-based policy is more than checking a box... When equity-driven policies and practices are core to a school district and developed in collaboration with its community, every student benefits. In this workshop, participants will learn about HEAL Together, a national school district organizing initiative anchored by Race Forward and the NYU Metro Center. HEAL Together is building a movement of students, educators, and parents in school districts across the United States who believe that an honest, accurate and fully funded public education is the foundation for a just, multiracial democracy.
Participants will be introduced to the HEAL Together’s “Equity Policies Toolkit for School Boards”, which features policies and case studies gathered from school districts around the country on a range of topics including immigrant students' rights, budgeting for equity, and culturally relevant education. Designed to serve as a reference for districts considering similar equity-based policies, this toolkit can be used by school board members, administrators, educators, and supporting community members who are interested in working towards racial and social equity in our nation’s public schools.
Presenters will utilize a variety of multimedia and interactive methods to ensure that the session content is informative, accessible, and engaging for all participants.
Claiming Rest Now Room 1022
Disrupting Enclosure Spaces: Re-imagining restorative practices in our communities Room 1002
Virtual Via Zoom
The Work Behind The Work: Examining & Addressing Our Bias-Based Beliefs
Paul Forbes (he/him)
Why are we not seeing more progress and traction in the area of DEI and racial justice? Why does it feel like we are barely making incremental changes and merely "tinkering around the edges"?
To truly commit to equity and racial justice in schools and communities, we must first be willing to examine and address our bias-based beliefs…"the work behind the work". During this interactive and engaging session, participants will learn about implicit bias and how implicit bias manifests daily in our personal and professional life. Participants will come to understand how we can hold egalitarian values while simultaneously behaving and creating policies that do not reconcile with those egalitarian views and we will see how that can then lead to inequitable and disparate outcomes.
While we cannot eliminate our implicit biases, participants will learn 5 strategies that can be implemented to mitigate the effects they have on our practices, policies, procedures, and behaviors.
Disrupting inequity in schools: CRSE Facilitator's Guide
Building Anti-Ableist Schools
Megan Ohlssen (she/her)
How might we advance equity and inclusion through anti-ableism?
Educators, coaches, leaders, system leaders, & families
Ableism permeates our schools. Despite increased intention around diversity, equity, and inclusion, students with disabilities exist at the margins of our vision, design, and commitment. This is perpetuated by a broader education community that has grown accustomed to othering disability. We need to confront the systems, practices, and beliefs that nurture ableism to advance equity and cultivate spaces of belonging for all students.