Originally intended to be a space for educators to reflect on and explore the role of race in their work, this session has been edited in order to respond to our recent political events and current reality as they relate to race in our communities, schools and classrooms.
After a short input, we will hear from a panel who will reflect on their experiences as educations – in the skin they are in – and consider what work they have in front of them. If time allows, we will ask the audience to engage in their own reflective work.
15-20 minutes: Opening
- Introduce key language (“The Skin We Are In”, race, racism, racist, etc.) asking audience to engage through think-pair-shares
- Introduce Panel
35-40 minutes: Interactive Panel on Race
- Into: Historically, how has race influenced, informed or impacted your experience as a learner and an educator – in the skin you are in?
- Through: In the skin you are in, how do you think the current context of race is impacting and influencing our schools, educators, students and families?
- Beyond: What is our responsibility – as a coalition of educators – to respond to our current racial context and prepare for the racial future we want?
15 Minutes: Closing
- Introduces Conceptual Framework for Transformation
- Thank Panel
- Challenge audience to take what they heard into and beyond the day in front of them.