Leading Antiracist School Communities means creating and promoting school cultures that value and support inclusive curriculum, pedagogy, and policies, while actively deconstructing the systemic racism that shapes many of our current instructional practices. Antiracist leadership supports the creation of humanizing and empowering learning experiences for students of color by interrogating and redressing the structural causes of racism within school communities.
In this first event of the UW–Madison School of Education Real Talk for Real Change symposia series, LaVar Charleston, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, hosted a panel co-facilitated by Lisa Barker, PLACE Education Director, and Rich Halverson, Associate Dean for Innovation, Outreach, and Partnerships. The panel featured the following special guests:
- Tony Dugas (Principal, Georgia O’Keeffe Middle School)
- Farrah Johnson (Parent, Frank Allis Elementary School)
- Nicole Louie (Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction)
- Camara Stovall (Teacher, Frank Allis Elementary School)
- Anjalé D. Welton (Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis)