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SEL and Equity Media Study 2020-2021

DAY AND TIME: Tuesdays from 5-7 pm, via Zoom
Registrants will receive a link to the meeting room and all session materials beforehand.

Dates (with media/theme for the first four sessions):

  • October 6: Leading Equity Podcast
  • October 27: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog book study (rescheduled from 2019-2020 school year)
  • November 17: Abolitionist Teaching Network (Webinar or Podcast)
  • December 8:  Suspension and Expulsion in Preschool through a Racial Lens (Webinar/Video)
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11


DESCRIPTION:

This summer, the Whole Child Connection team recognized and acknowledged our own failures to intentionally create inclusive and anti-racist content in our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) training and consultation. We realize that we have the opportunity to re-frame the dialogue and our content around SEL. We made a commitment to ask questions, listen, unlearn, and relearn so we can be better and do better.

We invite you to join us on this journey of exploration, learning, and continued commitment to anti-racism through a virtual 8-part SEL and Equity media study. While true SEL must be antiracist and equitable, too often resources have been developed through a single, limited lens. Refracting that perspective – re-defining our understanding of Social and Emotional Learning as anti-racist (and anti all systems of oppression), open-hearted, and curious – is a critical step in transforming learning spaces for all children and youth.

Pulling from a variety of media (books, articles, videos, and podcasts), this learner-driven series will feature guided discussion from Children’s Institute staff and community specialists. We encourage full attendance in the series, but sessions will stand alone in order to accommodate busy schedules. If you have any questions, please contact abertucci [at] childrensinstitute.net (Andrea Bertucci).

Cost: $75.00 for the 9-part series; $10.00 per individual session