Pain, Power, Honor: The Journey to Putting
We cannot, in good conscience or in good teaching, stand by and watch another generation be marginalized because we don’t take action.
Inaction is agreement.
Inaction is racism.
Inaction is injustice.
Inaction is inhumane.
Inaction is not an option.
“The work of antiracism is active, not passive. Antiracists are not born, nor can a teacher be made an antiracist. Each individual must choose to actively recognize racist barriers and do the work to tear them down”. (pg. 33)
“UDL offers a framework for customizing goals, methods, materials, and assessment that showcare the brilliance of every student, not just one “type” of learner” (Meyer, Rose, & Gordon, 2014; Novak, 2016) – (pg. 47)
The word antiracism carries with it a punch that demands attention. Sometimes the data points steal the attention, yet deeply hidden underneath the numbers and percentages are the underpinnings of systemic racism that perpetuate these outcomes by racial membership. This session will help teachers and leaders proactively name and eliminate barriers – academic, behavioral, social and emotional – to universally design educational experiences that build on the brilliance of every child.
This session will equip participants with tools to:
- Evaluate the current state of education in their educational institution.
- Identify the impact the code of power vs the code of honor on antiracist practice implementation
- Begin developing immediate and long term plans for creating universally designed and antiracist learning environments.