Do you want to make a difference in your classroom, but don’t know where to start? Are you “doing the work”of educating yourself, but don’t know how to translate it to the classroom? Do you struggle to find antiracist lesson plans or teaching guides?
The Antiracism Tools For Teachers Conference is a series of workshops by DEI, antiracism and education professionals. Join any of the 7 workshops we’re offering to learn useful and practical tools to foster an antiracist classroom.
You’ll start the school year prepared with new tools, skills and resources. Start this school year off on the right foot feeling empowered, capable and confident!
The conference will kick off with a welcome event and Keynote speech by Jane Doe.
They are a DEI, antiracism and/or ABAR expert!
Presenter: Claire Leunissen (Xenolearn Founder and Director)
Spotting Stereotypes in Storybooks teaches educators how to recognize racist, stereotypical or negative representations in storybooks. We invite participants to join an interactive lesson, filled with reflection exercises, group discussions, and practice. Participants will practice identifying problematic stereotypes in children’s books, how to talk about both negative and positive representations, and how to balance diverse stories and affirming stories. Parents will finish the workshop feeling confident and equipped with the right tools to share positive and affirming representations of BIPOC communities during story time.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 10th, at 1:30pm (EDT)
Resource: Teaching Guide
Presenter: Daniela Guerrero-Rodriguez
We are all amazingly unique and (judging from you reading about this workshop) interested in creating change in our communities. How we understand change and our opportunities to create it are also unique to us.
In this workshop we will look at:
– Our identities and how they inform our experiences so that we understand the framework for the way we engage in society
– Intersectionality and how this helps us identify where we hold privilege and power so that we can create change in a sustainable way
– The development of capitalism and the concept of power in our society so that we understand our relationships better
– Alternative economies and relationships so that we can begin to design the change we want to see in our communities
Date & Time: Thursday, August 12th at 3pm EDT.
Presenter: Leroy Hibbert
We will explore how culture, race and racism intersect in ways that influences the lives of individuals and communities. During this conversation participants will gain insight into the complexities of race, racism, cultural misconceptions, microaggressions, and unconscious proclivities. Through this reflective discussion, attendees will be provided with practical tools that can serve as a catalyst for building healthy cross-cultural and racial relationships.
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 11th, at 1:30pm (EDT)
Resource: Curated list of resources
Presenter: Julie Kratz (Inclusive Leadership Trainer and Author of the Storybook Little Allies)
In this highly collaborative session, inclusive leadership speaker and trainer Julie Kratz will share stories, ideas, and research from her new children’s book, Little Allies. We’ll discuss the importance and impact of having conversations about diversity, inclusion, and allyship earlier with the children in our lives. Julie wrote this book in response to difficult conversations about racism at home with her own daughters. Little Allies and this session are meant to be a resource to help parents and people leaders everywhere guide little ones along this journey towards allyship.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 10th, at 1:30pm (EST)
Presenter: Kayren Gray (Consultant, Barrier Breaker, Author of “The Road to Equity”)
To set all students up for success, leaders must begin a conversation to celebrate and recognize diversity, nurture a culture of inclusion, and understand equity in education. In this conversation, participants will self-identify their individual role in implementing cultural change and learn the Five C’s to Construct an Equitable Classroom, Campus, and Community. Embark on the journey to understand the importance of DE&I in our schools – creating access and opportunity to set each student up for success.
Join us to break barriers and set your classroom up for success as we identify, implement, and inspire real change to create more inclusive, and equitable spaces for all students to thrive. Be a Barrier Breaker on #theroadtoequity.
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 11th, at 3pm (EST)
Presenter: Paula Liz (Art Teacher and Founder of The Anti-Racist Art Teachers)
The purpose of this session is to give art educators real life examples of what ABAR (Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist) curriculum and instruction looks like within the art classroom.
Resources provided include an ABAR workbook to help guide educators towards removing biases, stereotypes, and false narratives in their art curriculum and instruction. Participants will also be provided with a list of relevant artists, books, articles, and resources they can use when developing an ABAR curriculum. As well as examples of PreK-12 lesson ideas that engage students in critical conversations about voice, power, bias, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the art room.
Date & Time: Thursday, August 12th, at 1:30pm (EST)
Presenter: Shaun Wanzo (DEI Consultant and Trainer)
Description: The goal is to inform administrators and teachers about the attrocities that have been perpetuated against the BIPOC community, Jews, and other historically marginalized groups. (This also includes certain immigrant populations who were told they had to earn their whiteness. However, this shall be done without diminishing the experience of Blacks, Latinx, Asians and other POC.) The workshop will emphasize how this form of education educate about the amount of oppression that has been levied at each ethnic group but it will also help minds to connect the dots of how micro our differences really are. The goal is to help adults help future generations understand the division that keeps us from improving the human race.
Date & Time: TBD.
Xenolearn is a virtual learning hub for diversity, equity and inclusion. From fear to understanding, Xenolearn’s mission is to make the world safer for human differences. We are a nonprofit educational company that offers resources, a podcast, book clubs and classes. Everyone can learn about diversity, equity and inclusion at Xenolearn, and how to put them into practice.
Our services are designed to appeal to the different learning styles: visual (Learning Hub), auditory (The Xenolearn Podcast), reading/writing (Book Club), and kinesthetic (Courses).