Addressing Racial Equity in our Adult Education Classrooms, Programs, and the Field
This three-part series of webinars will examine the way implicit racial bias shows up in adult education and how it creates inequity for learners. First, we will look at implicit bias — what it is and how we can both face it and work constructively to change it. Second, we will share classroom materials and strategies that will both teach about equity in the context of basic skills and make your classroom more inclusive and relevant to all. In our third and final webinar, we will showcase programs that have made changes to make racial equity a key part of its program practices. And we will highlight several areas in the field (funding, reporting, etc.), show where the implicit bias exists, and suggest ways of dealing with them. The webinars will take place during the last three Tuesdays in April — the 13th, 20th, and 27th. You can attend any or all of the webinars.
Webinar 1: April 13, 2021, 4:00 to 5:30 PM ET, “Implicit Bias”
Presenter: Cynthia Peters, Editor of The Change Agent magazine
Webinar 2: April 20, 2021, 4:00 to 5:30 PM ET, “Classroom Strategies for Talking about Race”
Presenter: Cynthia Peters, Editor of The Change Agent magazine, and Riva Pearson, ESOL teacher at JVS in Boston
Webinar 3: April 27, 2021, 4:00 to 5:30 PM ET, “Action Steps for Programs and the Field Addressing Racial Equity”
Presenters: Carmine Stewart, President and CEO of Aspire Consulting and Educational Services, and Vice President of Programming at Seeds of Literacy in Cleveland, Ohio