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Becoming an Antiracist Educator Series

Becoming an Antiracist Educator - Higher Education Series

Beginning in January 2021, the Becoming an Antiracist Educator Series will be tailored to the higher education community. The series will include a personal/professional anti racist assessment. All sessions will be held on Wednesdays via ZOOM from 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  Registration will be accepted through February 5, 2021. Click here to register for the higher education series.

Date  Topic  Facilitator
January 27, 2021   Kickoff Session: Antiracism 101   Dr. Andrew Daire
February 10, 2021    Developing an Antiracist Mindset   Dr. Rachel Gomez
February 24, 2021   Deconstructing Implicit Bias   Dr. Dwayne Cormier
March 10, 2021    Deepening our Understanding of Systemic Racism   Dr. Tomika Ferguson
March 24, 2021   Determining the Impact of Power and Privilege   Dr. Faith Wilkerson and Ms. Javona Braxton
April 14, 2021   Dismantling Racial Disproportionality   Dr. Melissa Cuba 
April 28, 2021    Designing Antiracist Student Supports    Mr. Rodney Robinson 
May 12, 2021   Developing Sustainable Antiracist Environments   Dr. Luciana de Oliveira
May 26, 2021   Doing the Work: Allies, Accomplices, and Co-conspirators in Action    Dr. Andrew Daire

Click here to register.

VCU Scholl of Education students, faculty/staff - FREE                      VCU students - $25                    VCU faculty/staff - $250 

All other registrants affiliated with institutions of higher education - $500

Download the Becoming an Antiracist Educator - Higher Ed Series flyer.


About the Series

The Office of Strategic Engagement launced 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. Collectively, we will challenge the underlying structures that uphold racism and will develop dispositions to demonstrate antiracist actions within personal and professional environments.

Registration is closed for the sessions which began in Fall 2020. We are currently accepting registraion for the series that will begin in January 2021. Additional opportunities are forthcoming in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021. 

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Becoming An Antiracist Educator
Session Descriptions and Learning Outcomes


Becoming An Antiracist Educator Series (Fall/Spring dates)

Two options were available for participants starting in the fall (Tuesday date or Thursday date)

Antiracism 101 - Opening Session October 1, 2020 - Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Daire

Developing an Antiracist Mindset - October 27 and 29, 2020 - Facilitated by Dr. Rachel Gomez

Deconstructing Implicit Bias - November 17 and 19, 2020 - Facilitated by Dr. Dwayne Cormier

Deepening our Understanding of Systemic Racism - December 15 and 17, 2020 - Facilitated by Dr. Tomika Ferguson

Determining the Impact of Power and Privilege - January 26 and 28, 2021 - Faciltiated by Dr. Faith Wilkerson and Ms. Javona Braxton

Dismantling Racial Disproportionality - February 23 and February 25, 2021 - Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Cuba

Designing Antiracist Student Supports - March 23 and March 25, 2021 - Facilitated by Mr. Rodney Robsinson

Developing Sustainable Antiracist Environments -April 27 and April 29, 2021 - Facitated by Dr. Luciana de Oliveira

Doing the Work: Allies, Accomplices and Co-conspirators - May 25 and May 27, 2021 - Faclitated by Dr. Andrew Daire

Registration is closed for the sessions which started in October 2020. 

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