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Becoming an Antiracist Educator Series

Becoming an Antiracist Educator for Higher Ed & Pre-K - 12 Level 2

The Becoming an Antiracist Educator is back. Participants who completed Level 1 last year can join us for the new Level 2 series, building on topics and moving from ideas into action.

About the Series

The Office of Strategic Engagement launched the Becoming an Antiracist Educator series in Fall of 2020. This dynamic professional learning opportunity is designed to intentionally develop skills to engage in practices to dismantle systems that perpetuate racial inequities.

Participants in this interactive and reflective virtual space will deepen their understanding of race, racism, and systemic inequities. All 2022-2023 series include 9 sessions, as well as a personal/professional antiracist assessment and microcredential after completion.

Collectively, we will challenge the underlying structures that uphold racism and will develop dispositions to demonstrate antiracist actions within personal and professional environments.

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Session Details

Join us for the next step in critical reflection, self-evaluation to deepen our understanding of race, racism, and systemic racial inequities through this transformational virtual learning process. This 9-part series includes a personal/professional antiracist assessment, and micro-credential after completion. The Deadline to register is Friday, September 30th.  

All sessions are held from 4:30-6:15 on Zoom.  

Cost: $500

VCU Faculty/Staff: $250

VCU Student: $25

VCU School of Education Faculty/Staff/Student: Free

All sessions were held on Tuesdays via Zoom from 4:30pm - 6:15pm 

Date    Topic    Facilitator
10/06/22   Anti-Racism in Practice   Dr. Andrew Daire
11/08/22   Addressing Racial Equity Approaches in Education with Anti-Racism   Dr. Yewande Austin
12/06/22   Critical Interrogation of Privilege and Whiteness   Dr. Dwayne Ray Cormier
01/10/23   Advancing Your Understanding of Your Own Implicit Biases   Dr. Faith Wilkerson and Ms. Javona Braxton
02/07/23   Unpacking Systemic Racism and the Legacy of Education   Dr. Tomika Ferguson
03/07/23   Understanding Disproportionality in School Culture   Mr. Rodney Robinson 
03/28/23   Applying Anti-racist Practices in the Classroom   Dr. Luciana de Oliveira, Joy Beatty
04/11/23    Challenging Racist Mechanisms through Advocacy and Action   Dr. Kim Bridges
05/02/23   Cultivating Practices for Co-Conspirators and Addressing Whiteness   Dr. Andrew Daire


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