Equity Series: Inspiring Conversations

Equity Series: Inspiring Conversations

Join the Equity in Education Movement

Share the virtual stage with youth activists, innovative educators, and community equity champions to cultivate an education renaissance in which every learner is seen, heard, valued, and loved.

Session #1: MLK Day 2021

Theme: Change is coming: How can we prepare for our new vision of educational equity?

Date & Time: Monday, January 18, 2021 | 12 – 1:30pm EST

What’s the experience:

* Hear the equity journey of Karla Vigil and Kaleb Rashad

* Build relationships in a 30-minute small group breakout

* Listen to youth sharing learnings of community impact

* Call-to-Action Ideation: Leveraging the power of storytelling

Session #2: January 26, 2021

Theme: Cultivating transformative conditions for student-centered learning.

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 12 – 1:30pm EST

What’s the experience:

* Hear the equity journey of Tony Simmons and Michael Lipset

* Build relationships in a 30-minute small group breakout

* Listen to youth sharing learnings of community impact

* Call-to-Action Ideation: Support youth leaders & equity champions

Session #3: February 4, 2021

Theme: Growing our ecosystem: Building communities that supports equitable learning environments.

Date & Time: Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 12 – 1:30pm EST

What’s the experience:

* Hear the equity journey of Alexis Gwin-Miller and Carlos Moreno

* Build relationships in a 30-minute small group breakout

* Listen to youth sharing learnings of community impact

* Call-to-Action Ideation: Growing an equity in education movement

About the Equity Series

Who should participate in the events?

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We are holding this virtual equity series for youth activists, innovative educators, and interested community members who want to contribute to an education movement designed for equity.

 

 

 

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What does it mean to design for equity?

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Designing for equity means cultivating learning ecosystems in schools and across communities where every person is seen, heard, valued, and loved. It means dismantling historical injustices, building trusting relationships, and honoring every person’s unique gifts to contribute to an equity movement. It means genuinely listening to and including young people as authentic co-creators of a learner-centered paradigm

 

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Each Session...

is 90 minutes, broken into three unique parts.

You’re free to join for as much or as little as you want.

First 30 Minutes

2 Equity Talks from our distinguished education equity champions.

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Middle 30 Minutes

Virtual small group breakouts to build relationships and ideate together.

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Final 30 Minutes

Hear from youth actively contributing to an equity movement and crowdsource calls-to-action.

Facing Our History of Racial Oppression

Designing Equitable Learning series begins on MLK Day and concludes in Black History Month. We will come together virtually to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and all who have suffered (and continue to suffer) at the hands of racial and societal injustices. We come together to love one another, to learn from one another, to commit to anti-racism in our schools, and to untangle the web of inequities that holds us back from achieving our collective goals. We believe growing a global learning ecosystem where every single person is seen, heard, valued, and loved honors Dr. King’s legacy, and we hope you can join us in this calling.

This series continues the community building work from MLK Day, 2020, when a highly diverse group of individuals converged in Minneapolis to co-construct a learner-centered empowerment paradigm built on principles of the Civil Rights Movement. A photo journal of that day is below.

Calling Youth Creators!

Share your gifts, share your voice.

Create something that shows what equity in education means to you. It could be as simple as a one-minute selfie video, but what you create is totally up to you. Share your creation and elevate your voice!  Plus, there’s some small monetary prizes as a bonus.

P.S. There’s no right or wrong answers here.

Please direct any questions or media inquiries to series facilitator, Nathan Strenge.

Email: nathan.strenge@fieldingintl.com

Phone: (320) 248-1135