We ARE (Antiracist Educators) is a cohort-based approach to growing into antiracist leaders, recognizing that this work is most successful when done in community. “We ARE – Leaders and Learners” is a five-week workshop series designed for superintendents, principals, instructional coaches, school board members, and others in school leadership positions. Participants will develop a lexicon, create habits, and generate dynamic practices as leaders in education creating an anti-racist future. By exploring personal identity through critical reflection, this workshop will examine how participants are present in systems of oppression and how they can best act as anti-racist change agents. This series is designed from the perspective of white educators working to dismantle the inherent racism in our education system, though all are welcome to join.
- Co-create a community of leaders in education who strive to be anti-racist
- Build knowledge of how systemic racism is present in schools, districts, and communities
- Take action to effect change
Session themes will be:
- Identity and Context
- Legacy of Race in Education
- Explicit, Implicit, Null Curriculum and Race
- From Surviving to Thriving
- Sustaining an Antiracist Community
MaryLu Hutchins, Ed.D., NBCT, is the Director of Education with Teach While Learning in co-design partnership with accomplished teaching practitioners.
Jessica Kaminsky, MAT, is the co-founder of Better Questions Consulting and a Senior Community Engagement Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Shared Prosperity.
Jordan Mroziak, Ed.D., is the co-founder of Better Questions Consulting and a Senior Community Engagement Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Shared Prosperity.