Unlocking the potential of parents to fight for racial equity in schools (Shared screen with speaker view)
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Laura WIlson Phelan
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00:42:27 EmbraceRace: Can you be more specific?
00:42:42 EmbraceRace: Anyone having sound problems?
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There is lots of feedback when Laura is talking
Not really. A bit of feedback when Laura is speaking, but its not a big deal from my machine
agreed- most noticeable when Laura is speaking
00:44:06 EmbraceRace: Laura, maybe mute when not talking. Some feedback on your end.
Yes, a lot of echoing when Laura is speaking.
Much better, thank you!
Thanks for getting rid of the feedback!
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This is Jason from Boston. How have you facilitated dialogues to ensure POC don’t feel re-traumized when discussing racial issues?
If you are having mixed race groups, how do you control having the white voice continue to be the most heard voice in the space?
Curious to hear more about the process of adjusting the curriculum for different communities. What does that process look like? What were the signs that you needed to adjust? How quickly was it effective to make changes to plans?
How do you get buy in from white parents in a context when they are the majority ?
Identity and advocacy
Examples of actionable items as result of these dialogues in the context of specific schools?
About how many people are attending each meeting?
Do you ever work with affinity groups?
Starting next year affinity groups
Seconding Marie Taylor’s question and adding - How do you avoid centering whiteness/privilege in the conversations about what caring for “all children as if they were their own”?
So, this is commentary. There needs to be a deeper reach to communities color. Unfortunately, even with the webinar minorities are being discussed as “studies and data”. The reality is there needs to be a better effort! I don’t mean to be rude, but as an African American I can’’tell my Italian friend how to make “gravy”, so why would there be an expectation for minorities to listen to non minorities. The failure will continue as long as there’s no audience. You gain an audience by going into a community and asking what “they need”. So, while I appreciate the sentiment, we can’t continue to have these looking glass conversations. (FYI my tone is pretty low my commentary is just sharp lol)
here’s a sincere and humble effort happening locally.
addresses some of the issues of what is culturally relevant and personally desirable.
meals are shared while seated on the floor. handwork is being done. kids are playing. relationships are slowly being built.
Are you able to speak to children at schools about issues race?
@Dr. Prasad’s answer to my comment. That will work and you’ll find success in doing that. In Detroit we recently held an African American townhall. Parents were comfortable and shared. I think that familiarity will lead families to honesty and with honesty you can do a better job. Thanks for all that you do!!
How are do you approach accessibility? I'm thinking specifically about potential physical and language barriers, but also things like neurodiversity (kids and parents).
+1 this question about equity.
Laura WIlson Phelan
Thanks to all!