Let's Teach About Race
Subconscious biases and cultural or community-based understandings of race begin as early as three years old. However, curriculum to combat white superiority and systemic racism often doesn't begin until high school or college, if at all. Can educators help break down the boundaries that make it difficult to talk about race? In this panel, three experts will discuss how race affects our youth and how to best engage students in dialogue about race and culture to combat ingrained racism.
- Examine how one's understanding of race affects one's views, values and lived experiences
- Describe the barriers that exist to having meaningful conversations about race and ways of overcoming those barriers
- Examine the ways artists, content creators and educators can elevate conversations about race and identify examples of those doing so effectively
- Tierney Oberhammer, Director of Production, Flocabulary
- Akiea Gross, Founder + Educator-in-Chief, Instructional Coach, Lead Kindergarten Teacher, EQUITABLE SCHOOLS, INC.
- Yvonne Tackie, Lead 8th Grade Teacher, Friendship Public Charter Schools
Tierney Oberhammer, Dir Production, Flocabulary
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