Teaching While White Virtual Workshop Series:
Understanding Whiteness and Its Impact on Teaching and Learning
In many ways, the racial injustice being highlighted at this time in history is not new. What IS new is the way racial justice is now being covered by the mainstream media and discussed in every forum. Students are looking to their teachers to help navigate and make sense of what they are seeing. This workshop series is conducted as a white, antiracist affinity space so that we can develop a greater understanding of white racial identity and develop the skills and racial literacy to guide the next generation towards greater racial justice.
Workshop #2: From Ally to Accomplice — Strengthening Our Skills to
Act Against Racial Injustice : Session Code 1824
August 24 & 25 (Monday - Tuesday)
3:30pm – 6:00pm EST/12:30pm – 3:00pm PST
$200 per person; team of 3 from the same school/institution: $500
A two-session, virtual workshop that meets via Zoom for white teachers and administrators who want to expand their strategies for increasing racial equity in schools. We will explore Dovidio’s research on aversive racism to enhance our understanding of racism as a system. We will practice how to interrupt racially stressful situations and how to manage white guilt, shame, and paralysis in the face of racist comments or behavior. We will identify how white fragility operates in schools and ways to challenge it via both pedagogy and content. Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of allyship as an action and with strategies to support healthy, antiracist teaching/learning environments.
Facilitators: Elizabeth Denevi & Jenna Chandler-Ward
Participants may sign up for workshops individually or for both in the series. #2 builds upon the work of #1, but participants with a solid understanding of implicit bias and concepts such as stereotype threat and microaggressions may choose to register only for Workshop #2: From Ally to Accomplice.