Positive Anti-Racist Identity Development

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"Individuals who develop racial literacy are able to engage in the necessary personal reflection about their racial beliefs and practices, and teach their students to do the same."

- Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, teacher educator, scholar, and visionary behind Archeology of the Self

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Description

This professional development experience is designed for all educators across the PK-16 spectrum who are moved to (re)engage with the process of critical self-reflection that undergirds anti-racist practice. Guided by theories of racial identity development as well as the scholarship of critical race theorists, this opportunity for professional learning seeks to support participants' understanding of their racial identities (among other intersectional identities) as well as their agency in developing an anti-racist orientation towards their work and the world. This work can be tailored for race-based caucuses or a multiracial community. 
Questions addressed include:​
  • What does it mean to develop a positive anti-racist identity?
  • How does race inform our experiences and actions in the world including our work in spaces of teaching and learning?
  • How have we experienced racial socialization and what can we do to address implicit bias?
  • What steps can be taken to raise our individual and collective race-consciousness?
  • What actions will we take to interrupt oppressive systems in our lives and work?