Building Equitable Schools: Dismantling White Supremacy Culture
The "Building Equitable Schools" workshop is a transformative and action-oriented session that delves into the influence of white supremacy culture on school policies and practices. Participants will better understand how biases shape decision-making, leading to inequitable policies that affect marginalized students and communities. Through critical discussions and collaborative activities, attendees will explore strategies to challenge white supremacy culture, create anti-racist policies, and foster a just and inclusive school environment.
Understanding White Supremacy Culture in School Policy:
- Examine the covert influence of white supremacy culture on school rules and policies.
- Explore the ways white supremacy manifests in decision-making and policy implementation.
- Discuss the far-reaching impact of these policies on marginalized students and communities.
Unmasking Biases in School Policy:
- Reflect on personal biases and their potential influence on policy development and enforcement.
- Analyze how cultural values and beliefs shape the perception of behavior in schools.
- Identify biases and assumptions that may perpetuate inequities in policy implementation.
Challenging White Supremacy Culture in Schools:
- Engage in constructive discussions to dismantle white supremacy culture in school policies and practices.
- Explore alternative disciplinary measures that prioritize inclusivity and understanding.
- Promote restorative justice and culturally responsive approaches to discipline.
Creating a Just and Equitable School Environment:
- Collaboratively develop anti-racist policies that prioritize equity and inclusion.
- Identify effective methods to involve students, parents, and community members in policy development.
- Foster an empowering school climate that values the voices and experiences of all students.
Through this workshop, participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to challenge white supremacy culture, recognize personal biases, and actively work towards creating equitable and inclusive school environments. By fostering collaboration and reflection, attendees will be inspired to become agents of positive change in their educational communities. Let's build a future where every student thrives in a supportive and culturally responsive learning environment.
This training will be facilitated by Victor Small Jr., a Doctoral student at California State University, East Bay, where his educational focus is on the School to Prison Pipeline and addressing the inequities that feed it. For more information about Victor Small Jr. visit www.therjleague.com.