Learn from Youth Leaders and Equity Champions
to Reimagine Education.
We received over 30 youth creations from around the world that aimed to answer one of three questions: (1) How can education help create a more equitable world (2) What does designing equitable learning mean to you? (3) How can schools give youth more voice and power?.
We are incredibly grateful to the independent panel at Juxtaposition Arts for reviewing the submissions, and for our partners at FanSchool for publishing the creations. Of course, we are most appreciative to the young people who are out their actively using their voice and power to create more equity in education and in the world.
About the Equity Series
Who participated in the series?
We held this virtual equity series for youth activists, innovative educators, and interested community members who want to contribute to an education movement designed for equity. The work is ahead of us.
What does it mean to design for equity?
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
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.
Please direct any questions or media inquiries to series facilitator, Nathan Strenge.
Phone: (320) 248-1135