Dismantling Structural Racism by Design
We interrogate the institutional practices that exclude marginalized students. We take action to build equitable, inclusive schools.
This series of 3 interactive workshops focuses on:
- Building shared definitions + understanding of racism, equity, and systems-change
- A protocol for managing honest and difficult conversations
- Examining our own actions, schools and systems + how they perpetuate racism and inequity
- Recognizing the impact of biased practices
- Learning from alternate models + school systems that prioritize inequity
- Engaging in a reflective, collaborative community of practice dedicated to making antiracism more than a buzzword, but a driving, shared purpose
- Making plans to facilitate anti-racist systems-change in our schools and communities
- Engaging students, families, community-members and colleagues as collaborators in re-designing schools
- Committing to new priorities + think creatively about solutions
Join us for one session, or all three!
Who should attend: Anyone who is committed to building a shared understanding of structural racism in schools, and engaging in the hard work of dismantling existing mindsets, structures, and practices. Educators who identify as “leaders” at any level–teachers, principals, system-level leaders, teacher-educators.
MEET YOUR FACILITATOR
LORI GRANT, TrueSchool State Lead for North Carolina
Lori is an academic program leader with over 20 years of accomplishment developing and leading effective strategies in educational growth, staff development, and student success for diverse K-12 and college prep academic programs. Her previous roles have spanned roles as an elementary school principal, college professor, K-12 curriculum and instruction specialist and education consultant. She has a recognized and respected for track record of success an unyielding passion for influencing positive direction, continuous improvement and commitment to fostering health academic environments for youth and adult learners. Lori is a supportive and interactive leader who encourages cohesion, trust, and engagement among colleagues, students, parents, and community.
She is currently finishing her Doctorate in Education and holds an Advanced Study Certificate in School Administration, an MS in Reading (K-12), and a BA in English & Elementary Education. Lori has also been a co-founder of the town of Ramapo after school Mini-Camp at Lime Kiln Elementary School, an advisor for Harmony Christian School in South Africa, and served medical and educational missions in the Dominican Republic.