Equity is the Work: Writing for Justice
SESSION I: June 30 - July 13, 2024
AGE: RISING 8TH GRADERS AND OLDER
Over the past few years, “diversity”, “equity”, and “inclusion” have become popular buzzwords, but what do they mean and how do they play a role in schools? This portal aims to provide the foundational tools for students to have a deeper understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion within educational institutions. Students will begin to reflect on the role they currently play as they work from becoming allies to co-conspirators as well as analyzing current or previous educational institutions under a diversity lens. Together, we will explore topics ranging from bias & privilege to intersectionality and advocacy through videos, guest speakers, and rich literature. Along with the foundational learning, students will work together to create a workshop or professional development that can be executed within a middle school or high school setting.