The Anti-Racist School Policy workshop is a thought-provoking and action-oriented session that delves into the impact of white supremacy culture on school policies and practices. Participants will explore the manifestations of white supremacy culture in rules, policies, and their implementation and discuss fostering a more just and equitable school environment.
Key Workshop Highlights:
Understanding White Supremacy Culture in School Policy:
Examine the influence of white supremacy culture on school rules and policies.
Explore how white supremacy manifests itself in decision-making processes and implementation.
Discuss the impact of these policies on marginalized students and communities.
Unmasking Biases in School Policy:
Reflect on personal biases and their potential influence on policy development and enforcement.
Analyze how cultural values and beliefs shape the perception of behavior in schools.
Identify biases and assumptions that may perpetuate inequities in policy implementation.
Challenging White Supremacy Culture in Schools:
Discuss strategies for dismantling white supremacy culture in school policies and practices.
Explore inclusive alternatives to punitive disciplinary measures.
Promote restorative justice and culturally responsive approaches to discipline.
Creating a Just and Equitable School Environment:
Collaboratively develop anti-racist policies that prioritize equity and inclusion.
Identify methods to involve students, parents, and community members in policy development.
Foster an inclusive and empowering school climate that values the voices and experiences of all students.
By engaging in critical dialogue, examining biases, and exploring alternatives to traditional disciplinary practices, participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to challenge white supremacy culture and create anti-racist school policies. Together, we will work towards building a more just and equitable educational environment that supports the success and well-being of all students.