Develop your individual will, skill, and knowledge to address complex intersections of racial and cultural identity, language, and institutional racism, with a specific focus on Latinx students. Use the Courageous Conversation Framework and Protocol to examine and analyze how school systems too often organize failure for this rapidly growing group of students through a lack of clarity on the historical and contemporary racial dynamics impacting them. Learn ways to challenge institutionalized racism and how it manifests today in our policies, practices, and pedagogy in ways that marginalize Latinx learners and their communities. Contemporary racial identity development theories and frames of Latinx racial identity will be explored, as well as their implications for creating academically challenging, racially conscious, and healing schooling environments. (Prerequisite: Completion of Beyond Diversity™)
Courageous Conversation Community,
I hope that you, your families, friends and neighbors are all well and safe as we discover what it really means to be a global community. No one questions that COVID-19 has critically interrupted our systems—social, economic, crisis management and others. As we continue to understand and endure, we are reminded of the color, culture and consciousness of the systems and institutions upon which our treatment and recovery depend.
The way in which we greet, engage and associate with one another has been altered dramatically. Our collective effort to stay in and keep each other safe, however, do not include silence on matters critical to the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of our humanity. While the pandemic is colorblind and knows no borders, the responses are neither.
We sincerely hope that you will join the Courageous Conversation which will follow.
Founder and President