• Race and Equity Workshop Descriptions

     

    Common Vocabulary and Using the Norms

    Components:

    • Identity Circle
    • Introducing the Norms for Conversations about Race
    • Understanding the Language of Race and Equity
    • Equity Terms Exercise (what you knew and what you now know.

    Outcome: To gain common vocabulary and norms as a foundation for future growth in equity work.

     

    Review of the Norms and 4 Corners of Talking About Race

    Components:

    • Review of Norms
    • 4 Corners of Talking about Race exercise
    • Small and large group discussion

    Outcome: Using norms to establish a culture of talking about race and equity.

     

    Naming and Framing Oppression

    Components:

    • Discussing Cultural Power
    • Language of the Oppressed/ Social Identities
    • Interrupting Oppression- Allyship
    • Practicing the interruption of oppression

    Outcomes: To identify groups with cultural power, acknowledge groups without cultural power AND to use our power to recognize and call out oppression.

     

    Creating Culturally Inclusive Environments

    Components:

    • Defining Culture
    • Cultural Iceberg Theory
    • Examining the 10% and the 90% in our spaces

    Outcome: Identify strategies for creating a culturally inclusive environment for students and staff.

    Types of Racism

    Components:

    • Defining the 4 types of racism
    • Identifying racism through examples
    • Viewing the Moving the Race Conversation Forward video
    • Exploring why knowing the different types of racism is key in how we approach the conversation

    Outcome: Investigating the types of racism and looking at/sharing examples

     

     

    Equity vs. Equality

    Components:

    • Defining Equity and Equality
    • Examination of equity vs. equality graphics
    • Categorizing Equity and Equality examples

    Outcome: To be able to clearly define equality and equity AND to recognize the difference.

     

    Untapped Potential

    Components:

    • Defining Stereotype
    • Song Analysis of Ghetto Child
    • Poem analysis Untapped Potential
    • Whole Group Reflection

    Outcome: Explore some of the issues and Stereotypes surrounding urban education and young people

     

    The Grand Mixer

    Components:

    • Group exercise around asking “personal” questions
    • Group reflection

    Outcome: I will intentionally experience discomfort by having courageous conversations about race.

     

    Implicit Bias

    Components:

    • Exploring the word intent and impact
    • Looking at How to Tell Someone they Sound Racist Video
    • Group activity Apple vs. Basil
    • Connecting Intent vs. Impact to Implicit Bias
    • Scenarios to identify intent and impact in school settings
    • What Would You Do video looking at Racial Bias

    Outcome: To distinguish between intent and impact and describe how stereotypes inform our implicit biases and how implicit bias impacts our interactions.

     

    Leading the Race Conversation

    Components:

    • Viewing the Golden Circle –Sinek
    • Group share of existing examples of leading conversations about race
    • Identifying needed structures
    • What’s in your toolbox?
    • Examining a student forum structure for adult use

    Outcome: to recognize structures needed to facilitate conversations about race.

     

     

    Race and Equity PD Series Part 1: Introduction Level (Awareness and Knowledge)

     

    Understanding the Language of Race and Equity

    Components:

    • Introducing the Norms of Courageous Conversations
    • Looking at Basic Vocabulary: Prejudice, Discrimination, Oppression
    • Looking at more specific vocabulary about race: race, 4 type of racism
    • Viewing Jay Smooth Moving the Race Conversation Forward
    • Equity Terms Exercise
    • Practicing the conversation at a local level

    Outcome: To gain common vocabulary and norms as a foundation for future growth in race and equity work.

     

    Naming and Framing Oppressive Actions

    Components:

    • Examining and defining the word oppression
    • Looking at cycle of oppression
    • Viewing the Brief History of Racism clip
    • Cycle of socialization
    • Examining positionality
    • Identifying Social Identity
    • What is an ally?
    • Privilege Walk, Color Line, or anti-privilege walk (optional and takes more time to incorporate)
    • Interrupting Oppression Activity

    Outcome: To identify groups with cultural power, acknowledge groups without cultural power AND to use our power to recognize and call out oppression.

     

    Micro aggressions

    Components:

    • Sorry to “bug” you exercise to identify bothering behaviors
    • Define micro aggressions (Dr. Sue)
    • Examples of Micro aggressions through the youth’s eyes-
    • Writing and sharing your own micro aggression, how do these compare to the examples? What can you control? What can you not?
    • How do micro aggressions play our in the school environment

    Outcome: To define and examine how micro aggressions look and sound and to build awareness with the efforts of calling them out.

     

    Race and Equity PD Series Part 2: Intermediate Level ( Knowledge and Skills)

     

    Identity

    Components:

    • Show organization My name My Identity’s video which shares students saying their names
    • Group shares relevance of their names through Acrostic Poems
    • Watch video where “American” names become a struggle for the teacher and address the question Why do names matter? How do names connect to our identity? Why does identity matter?
    • Identity Circle Exercise- further dissection into our sharing our identities

    Outcome: To engage in structured reflection and sharing about our identities and the relevance of identities in our work and in our lives.

     

    Examining Racism

    Components:

    • Review of Social identity and oppressions (race specific)
    • Defining the types of racism: internal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural
    • Label the Racism activity
    • Practicing with historical artifacts
    • Relating this to the work we do

    Outcome: Investigating the types of racism and looking at/sharing examples

     

    Equity vs. Equality

    Components:

    • Examining comic to identify what equity and equality is
    • Current definitions
    • Looking at example of Equity and Equality
    • Create your own graphic
    • Categorizing examples
    • Contrasting Approaches

    Outcome: To be able to clearly define equality and equity AND to recognize the difference.

     

    Race and Equity PD Series Part 3: Advanced Level (Skills and Advocacy) 

    Culturally Responsive Practices and Privilege

    CRP and Discipline

    CRP and Cultural Appropriation

    For more topics, please contact

    tanisha.felder@shorelineschools.org