Supporting Healthy Racial Identity Development for All Children

While most white educators would never describe themselves as being prejudiced, studies show that unconscious (implicit) bias is alive and well in educational settings. How can white educators, including librarians in school and public libraries, learn to not only notice their bias, but also act in ways that will promote and support racial equity? Join us for this important, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversation on how to address white racial bias and discrimination to create healthy, equitable learning environments.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

1. Understand the impact of racial identity on building healthy relationships with children
2. Discover how white educators often avoid and/or derail important conversations about race
3. Develop strategies to promote anti-racist teaching and learning practices

Who Should Attend

Anyone serving children via library services

Instructor

Dr. Elizabeth Denevi is the Associate Director of Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative (East Ed), a non-profit agency that works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. She is also the co-founder of Teaching While White, a blog and podcast series that looks at the role of whiteness in creating more equitable learning  environments. Previously, she served as Director of Studies & Professional Development at Latin School of Chicago. In this position, Elizabeth was responsible for the stewardship and integration of curriculum from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, as well as for the oversight and coordination of professional development and evaluation for all faculty. She was also a member of the Diversity Council, an all-school strategic implementation group for culturally responsive teaching and learning, as well as a co-leader of the School's accreditation team. At Georgetown Day School (DC) she served as the Co-Director of Diversity and a senior administrator for 10 years. In her role she designed and implemented
 curriculum and programming for the entire school community. Elizabeth also worked at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School (VA) to create a comprehensive professional development program. She has taught English and history at a number of schools including Castilleja School (CA), San Francisco University High School (CA), and Vail Mountain School (CO). Elizabeth has published and presented extensively on diversity and academic excellence, social justice, and equity issues. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of London, Institute of Education, a master's from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.

Registration

Cost

ALSC offers this archived webinar to all ALSC members free of charge. Non-members can purchase the webinar archive for $25 per individual, or $195 for groups.

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How to Register

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Individual Rate
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Tech Requirements

computer, internet access

Contact

Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026