“We must develop the competence on how to navigate race and racial conversations.” -Dr. Howard Stevenson
The work of building our racial literacy is hard but it is what is required of us by our communities now more than ever. We have a responsibility to learn the concepts, language and practices to recognize, respond and counter forms of everyday racism. Thank you for joining us in this part of the battlefield.
Welcome to the Building Racial Literacy and Equity Pt. 1 Video Series
Below you will find each of the videos in this series. This content covers the fundamental principles and practices that Akoben teaches to build up our racial literacy and equity lens, specifically for K-12 educators. We strongly encourage you to view and discuss these in small groups to reap the full benefits of connection and challenge around these ideas and skills.
And here are some resources and tools to help along your racial literacy journey:
- An Activity to Explore Racial Literacy
- Malik’s blog: “Four Lessons the Struggle for Racial Equity has taught Us”
- Malik’s blog: “Don’t abandon your part of the battlefield!”
- Bilphena’s blog: “Affective Statements & the Adultification of Black Girls in Schools”
- Malik’s blog: “Shame as a challenge to racial equity in schools”
- Andria’s blog: “We Owe Black Girls their Innocence” Pt 1 and Pt 2
- Dr. Howard Stevenson’s Ted talk: “How to resolve racially stressful situations”