How do we support every child by being racially literate?
Each virtual talk will highlight a short, thought-provoking video. Participants will watch the assigned video(s) (typically a 15-minute TedTalk) prior to our Monday night conversation. Then we will meet for a 1-hour open, community conversation to discuss.
To participate, review the ground rules, and complete the registration form below. Once registered, an email with meeting details will be emailed to you.
This week, two videos lay out an optimistic problem.
Watch These Videos (2 this week, 2o min total)
Video #1 – Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson | TED Talks | 8 minutes | Watch Here
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.
Video #2 – What it takes to be racially literate | Priya Vulchi & Winona Guo | TEDWomen 2017 | 12 minutes | Watch Here
Over the last year, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo traveled to all 50 US states, collecting personal stories about race and intersectionality. Now they’re on a mission to equip every American with the tools to understand, navigate and improve a world structured by racial division. In a dynamic talk, Vulchi and Guo pair the personal stories they’ve collected with research and statistics to reveal two fundamental gaps in our racial literacy — and how we can overcome them.
Join the Discussion (virtually)
Monday, 11/15/21 6-7pm