Fall Workshop – Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools – Nov. 2nd 2019

I am excited to offer my 2nd full-day workshop. You can expect deep personal reflection, discussion, and action planning. I’m looking forward to working with another group of anti-racist educators. It’s my hope that we learn from each other and further strategize how to dismantle white supremacy culture in our spaces.

Register here: https://forms.gle/KtPEyAkA6yNMKL9EA


I am sure you are tired of talking all around the issue of racism but not going deeper than diversity and cultural competence. We need tools to dismantle white supremacy culture in our classrooms, schools, and districts. In this workshop, participants will build their racial literacy skills and prepare to bring similar work to their contexts. We will use discussions, affinity groupings, and strategic planning to build our skills. As a Middle School Principal, I will also share my reflections, lessons learned, and possible pitfalls when leading this work in schools.

Outcomes of the Workshop

  1. Plan a multi-year approach to Racial Equity inspired school transformation
  2. Become more familiar with 3 frameworks to address WSC
  3. Assessing how WSC is showing up in your work and organization
  4. Identify obstacles to addressing WSC and share best practices
  5. Build community with other folks taking up this deeper work

Target Audience

  • Educators and Leaders
  • Highly effective for groups and teams from an organization
  • Anyone who is interested in going deeper than diversity

Time, Date, Cost, Location

  • San Francisco
  • Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • $300 includes materials, breakfast, snacks and lunch
  • Location details will be emailed to registered participants

Reservations and Questions

Register below or with this link here: https://forms.gle/KtPEyAkA6yNMKL9EA

Email joetruss@culturallyresponsiveleadership.com for questions

Testimonials from Past Participants

“This is an excellent workshop for anyone who is interested in creating equitable spaces for voices that have been marginalized.” – Tara Perry

“I appreciated having more language to name thing. – Diana Walker

“There were alot of great resources shared. The time and space for ‘real talk’ was much appreciated.” – Brian Simmons

“This helps you do the inner work so we can do the outer work and keep students’ identities at the core of our practices.” Tina Schuster

“This workhop held space for the particpants to dive right into discussing and unpacking WSC for ourselves, and how it has impacted us.” – Silvia Cordero

“Joe really held space to talk about WSC that felt like taking risks and speaking one’s truth.” – Gina Patterson

Background of Workshop

I have spent the last year using a framework of White Supremacy Culture (from Tema Okun) to explore how to transform schools, with with leaders across then San Francisco Unified School District.  In addition, I have engaged various groups at my school, including our teacher leaders, administration, and our larger school staff. This work was chronicled in a recent article in Education Week. In April, I was able to explore this topic with 33 educators, at the Deeper Learning Conference. This led to my first workshop in June 2019 (see below).

Reflections from our Last Workshop

Read about my last Workshop

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