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Activating Your Empathy to Challenge Racism

In this course, we discuss how to use our strengths of empathy, kindness and love to broaden our understanding of, and appreciation for, the challenges and joys that People of Color experience. Additionally, we discuss strategies, behaviors and attitudes we can use to disrupt racism in everyday life.

For this course, you receive a weekly plan that identifies the various content that you choose to learn from each week - easily accessible articles, videos, movies, TV shows, IG posts, podcasts, children’s books and specific new actions. During each two-hour class, the first hour is spent in a Talking Circle, giving participants the space to process what they learned from the weekly content. The second hour is spent in open discussion, with participants answering the question “So what? Now what are we going to do with our deepened understanding of race? How do we check ourselves and consciously change our everyday behaviors?”

See more details & schedule below

In my extensive experience in facilitating Talking Circles, I have witnessed many “a-ha” moments, personal connections, relief, understanding, compassion and courage.  I encourage you now to be bold and engage with other educators in discussing this important issue that shapes and defines our students, staff, schools and society.
~ Dr. Jennifer Moore

This course is ideal for educators who:

  • Have racist beliefs
  • Deny that they have racist beliefs and don’t really need a course like this
  • Want to challenge the systemic oppression in schools
  • Feel horrible about what’s been happening to People of Color
  • Don’t see what all the fuss is about
  • Want to change the world
  • Have to take some professional development related to race
  • Think this will be a terrible waste of time
  • Want to improve their behaviors towards People of Color
  • Teach in a mostly White school
  • Are angry about the venom directed towards the police and President Trump
  • Want to change their thinking and behaviors
  • Think they are liberal
  • Think they are conservative
  • Are angry
  • Just want to get by in this new world
  • Don’t know what to say to Black people
  • Just want to attend more Zoom meetings
  • Believe that real change is finally happening
REGISTER NOW!
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Materials

You will need a copy of "A Race is a Nice Thing to Have or A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life".

This book is available for purchase or rental directly through the publisher. Rent the digital version for 180 days or, if you purchase the paperback, you will receive the digital rental for free.  Links to publisher and partner, VitalSource, are below.

Click to order a print copy of the book and/or a digital rental through publisher

Click to purchase an eBook through VitalSource

Other materials you need for the course are provided to you as the course progresses.


Assignments

There is significant reading, a little writing, then you can choose from: watching movies, video clips and television shows; listening to podcasts; reading children’s books to your kids; and if possible, some practices you’ll get to try out in real life! This is not your ordinary professional development course. This is mind-expanding, funny, hard, disturbing, sad, and challenging. Our journey together is supported by the kindness and understanding of the other class members.


Logistics

Please register through the link below. You will be sent a confirmation with a link to the Zoom session. There is a limit of 10 participants per section, so please sign up soon to reserve your spot!

Cost

Participants can choose what amount to pay for this course, from $50-$400. During the last session, the group will select an anti-racist charity to which I will donate 30% of ticket sale proceeds.

Participants will receive a donation receipt. When you take this course, you are investing in yourself and anti-racist work in our society. Thank you in advance for paying what you can.

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If you would like to pay for a group of educators, we will work within your budget. Please contact me directly.


August 2020

Mondays: 2:00 - 4:00 PM CDT — August 3, 10, 17, 24
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“I really, really enjoyed the talking circle time. It really helped to get to know each other more, but also there was such a great opportunity to share on such a deep level. It was good to be open and vulnerable with people I might not have been or have a chance to be with.”

- Sheena, In-kind Specialist
GKB Community Head Start and Early Head Start

"I thoroughly enjoyed the talking circles.  I wish more people would have participated.  I got so much from them."

- Jami, Family & Education Services Manager
GKB Community Head Start and Early Head Start

Innovative Schools Virtual Event
"Re-Ignite Your WHY"

LIVE ONLINE | August 5 - 8, 2020

This live virtual event (originally scheduled in March) features dynamic authors and real-world educators presenting 7 keynote addresses and leading 24 breakout sessions — with recorded access for most of the sessions.

Enjoy professional development from the comfort of your home!
Engage with the speakers and attendees from around the country!
Expand your knowledge and Re-Ignite Your WHY!


Learn More and Register

"(Jenn's class on racism) has opened the door for many emotions both personally and professionally.  This has permitted me to think deeply about my own biases and grow as an ally for equity in education.  As a leader, my goal is to empower teachers, children and families, to examine their thoughts and feelings about how children learn and how we together can create a better world for all.  This course is a step in the right direction for our community."
-- J. Hubbard
Family & Education Services Manager
GKBCommunity Head Start & Early Head Start 

Dr. Jenn Moore has presented at:

October 2019 / International Confederation of Principals Convention China
Well-Being as the Future Focus of Schooling 

August 2019 / NYC Clute Institute
Supporting the Mind, Heart, Soul and Body of Staff and Students 

July 2019 / National Association of Secondary Schools Principals Conference
Moving from Surviving to Thriving: A Tool to Plan for Schoolwide Well-Being 

July 2019 / Belfast International Learning Conference
A Surprisingly Useful Tool for School Improvement Planning: Using Well-Being as a Framework for School Growth and Development 

June 2019 / Phi Delta Kappan Educators Rising Conference
Really Educating the Whole Child:  Using the Well-Being Wheel as a Framework for Schooling 

June 2019 / EDXEDNYC
Helping Teachers Flourish So Students Can Flourish: Well-Being in Schools  

May 2019 / 9th International Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning
KeynoteMoving from Surviving to Thriving:  Planning for Schoolwide Well-Being 

April 2019 / California League of Schools Conference
The Well-Being Wheel: An Innovative Tool for Focusing Your School 

April 2019 / Clute International Conference on Education Denver
Awakening Whole School Flourishing: Mind, Heart, Soul, and Body 

March 2019 / Illinois Education Association
How You Can Help School Be About More Than Standardized Tests (at least in your own classroom bubble) 

March 2019 / Innovative Schools Conference Orlando
Awakening Whole School Flourishing: Mind, Heart, Soul, and Body

March 2019 / Indiana Early Childhood Conference
Beyond School Readiness: Shifting Education to Focus on the Well-Being of All 

January 2019 / EduCon Philadelphia
How can we help teachers and students flourish?  Moving Beyond Just Academics 

February 2018 / Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
Help! I’m Drowning in Student Misbehavior! 

March 2018 / 13th Annual Education and Development Conference Thailand
The Wellness Wheel in Action: A Tool to Help Schools Flourish 

June 2018 / EDXEDNYC
The Well-Being Wheel: A Tool to Help Schools Flourish 

August 2018 / International Leadership Association Conference Peru 
Shifting Education to Focus on the Well-Being of All 

August 2018 / Southland Learning Conference Illinois
The Well-Being Wheel:  An Innovative Tool for School Improvement Planning 

October 2018 / Illinois Reading Council
Administrators: Helping Teachers Manage Student Behaviors 

December 2018 / Literacy Association of Tennessee
Help Your Teachers to Teach More and Argue Less!