Virtual Workshop – Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools – June 2020

What’s getting in the way of your school reform and closing the opportunity/achievement gap? White supremacy culture! Find out how you can incorporate antiracist teaching at my next 2 day virtual training, on June 27th-28th. Register here: https://forms.gle/PEppmzT2FoAttYUF8

After offering my workshop 8 times and reaching over 400 educators, folks keep asking if they can learn virtually. Now, you can! Everyone can’t make it to San Francisco or contract me to come to them, and by the way there’s a freaking PANDEMIC going on! So I have created a virtual worksop. Sign up to connect with like minded anti-racist educators who want to work to dismantle White Supremacy Culture in all our schools.

Update: There are now over 190 people registered, 60 confirmed and seats are filling up fast! People are representing 30 states in the US, 3 provinces in Canada, & the United Kingdom. Don’t miss out!

Description

This is not your mom’s mandatory online diversity training. Miss me with the boring powerpoints and superficial conversations. White fragiles and self-righteous folks of color are not allowed, but brave and vulnerable educators are mos def encouraged to apply. We all have work to do, me too.

I bet you are tired of talking all around the issue of racism but not going deeper than inclusion and cultural competence. We need tools to dismantle White Supremacy Culture in our classrooms, schools, and districts. In this online course, participants will build their racial literacy skills and prepare to bring similar work to their contexts.

We will use virtual discussions (in affinity, and across difference) as well as strategic planning to build antiracist schools. As a Middle School Principal, I will also share reflections, lessons learned, and possible pitfalls when leading this work in schools.

It’s important that in these times of crisis, we take time to rethink the whole educational system and think how we can redesign it to bring about more justice and equity.

 


Outcomes of the Workshop

  1. Build community with other folks taking up this deeper work
  2. Become more familiar with 3 frameworks to address WSC
  3. Reflect on how WSC played out in attempts at Distance Learning and in your work
  4. Identify obstacles to addressing WSC and share best practices for antiracism
  5. Plan a multi-year approach to Racial Equity inspired school transformation

Target Audience

  • Teachers, Educators, and Leaders
  • Highly effective for groups and teams from an organization
  • People who are tired of superficial conversations about race
  • Folks who are looking for strength in numbers

Details

  • Platform: Zoom conferencing
  • Dates: Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th
  • Time: 9am-1pm PST on both days
  • Cost$: 200 (20% discounts for groups of 3)

Reservations and Questions

Register here: https://forms.gle/PEppmzT2FoAttYUF8

Email: joetruss@culturallyresponsiveleadership.com for questions

 


Testimonials from Past Participants

A few weeks ago, I co-facilitated a virtual workshop with Shane Safir, and here’s some feedback. I’m hoping to expand with 2 half days of learning.

Here’s some feedback from my in person workshop

“There were a lot of great resources shared. The time and space for ‘real talk’ was much appreciated.” – Brian Simmons, Central Office Leader

“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, Coach and Leader

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

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

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