Diversity Education and Justice in the Curriculum

Here are some of my notes from the NYSAIS Conference: Diversity Education and Justice in the Curriculum. Brooklyn Friends, NY

Becoming a threat to inequity. Why we need equity literacy more than we need cultural competence

Gaps between philosophy & practice

Gaps between “best practice” & actual practice

 

Problem: Schools operationalize “diversity” in ways that create more inequity

 

Question for myself: What are the knowledge and skills I need to become a threat to the existence of inequity in my spheres of influence?  Do I have the will to be that threat?

 

Stop using “culture” when we mean something else

Stop focusing on culture at the expense of focusing on inequality

Racism and celebrating diversity+ multicultural curricula + cultural competence= Racism

 

We make our diversity efforts more meaningful if we attend to inequity

 

Are our equity efforts focused on fixing marginalized people or on fixing inequity?

Mitigate or transform

 

Justice before harmony

Reject “universal validation” approach

Focus on power

 

Equity and Inclusion Discussion in Faculty Learning Groups

 

Making thinking visible

Learning groups 8 teahcers

Tuning protocol

Observation: see, think, wonder

 

Case studies

Circle of viewpoint, assign everyone a role

 

I am

I used to think…

Now I think…

Microlab protocol for share out

Dr. Aly Michael, race institute

Undoing racism workshop

Summit for courageous conversations

 

DECOLONIZING THE CURRICULUM

the encounter

Follow the dream

Dia de la raza

Columbian exchange

Pacha mama

Gloria- Borderlands

Joy James

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