Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools Conference 2021

Mon, June 14 2021, 9:00 AM - Fri, June 18 2021, 4:00 PM [PDT]

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NEW to Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools (Monday-Friday) PARTIAL APPROVAL - $1,000.00

Registration closes on 06/07/2021

This ticket is for the full week. It includes the Foundational DismantleWSC Series on Monday and Tuesday, with a keynote by Bettina Love. It also includes the follow up Antiracism Series on Wednesday-Friday, with a keynote by Gholdy Muhammad and 7 workshops. Groups of 5 receive a 20% discount. Email info@trussleadership.com if you have a group larger than 10 for additional discounts.

RETURNING to Dismantling White Supremacy Culture (Wednesday-Friday) PARTIAL APPROVAL - $600.00

Registration closes on 06/07/2021

This ticket is for Wednesday-Friday. It includes the follow up Antiracism Series, "DWSC Part 2," with a keynote by Gholdy Muhammad and 7 workshops. Groups of 5 receive a 20% discount. Email info@trussleadership.com if you have a group larger than 10 for additional discounts.

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Mon, June 14 2021, 9:00 AM - Fri, June 18 2021, 4:00 PM [PDT]

Yes. You came to the right place. This is NOT your average teacher conference. The DismantleWSC 2021 Virtual Conference will explore what is possible when we decenter whiteness. We are going deeper than diversity to push the boundaries and explore what it means to be antiracist educators. It will involve reflection, discussion, text analysis and simulations. Participants will enjoy keynotes from education heavy weights and 8 workshops from practitioners and acclaimed authors.

 

 

Following up on the 2020 movement, we are bringing back the two-day DismantleWSC workshop on June 14th & 15th, but this time we are adding more to make it a week-long virtual conference. The struggle continues. Over the past year, Joe Truss trained over 3,000 educators in the two-day "Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools" (DWSC) series. Now it’s time to come back and take it to the next level. "Putting Antiracism into Policy and Practice," is the follow-up series, running from Wednesday-Friday. The early bird registration is officially closed. We have 300 tickets sold with folks coming from California, Maryland, Arizona, Washington, Tennessee, Portland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma, New York, Texas, Vermont, Missouri, Wisconsin, as well as Ottawa, Ontario, and Vancouver Canada.

 

 

*If you haven't yet experienced the foundational two-day DWSC series, you have an opportunity to participate on June 14-15 so that you are prepared for the "Putting Anticracism into Policy and Practice" sessions taking place on June 16-18.

 

Facilitator: Joe Truss

Keynote Presentations: Dr. Bettina Love & Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Q&A Session: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

 

 

8 Workshops:

 

Learning Journey (please note all times are in Pacific Standard Time)

Monday

  • 9am-2pm Foundational Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools Workshop
  • 2:30-3:30pm Symposium

Tuesday

  • 9am-10:30am Kenyote with Dr. Bettina Love
  • 10:45am-3:30pm Foundational Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools Workshop

Wednesday

  • 9am-3:30pm Putting Antiracism in Policy and Practice Workshop
  • 11am-12pm Q&A with Dr. Ibram X Kendi

Thursday

  • 9am-11:45am 8 Workshops (morning session)
  • 12:45pm-3:30pm 8 Workshops (afternoon session)

Friday

  • 9am-10:30am Kenyote with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
  • 10:45am-2:15pm 8 Workshops (afternoon session)
  • 2:30-3:30 Q&A with Presenters

 

I bet you are tired of talking all around the issue of racism but not going past inclusion and cultural competence. We need tools to dismantle White Supremacy Culture in our classrooms, schools, and districts. In this online conference, participants will build their racial literacy skills and prepare to develop antiracist practices.

 

We will use virtual discussions (in racial affinity groups, and across difference) as well as strategic planning to build antiracist schools. We will share our reflections, lessons learned, and possible pitfalls when leading this work in schools.

 

Conference Outcomes

  • Build community with other folks taking up this deep work
  • Become more familiar with frameworks to explore/address White Supremacy Culture
  • Discover how White Supremacy Culture impacts learning
  • Learn best practices for promoting antiracism in practice, policy, and structures
  • Plan short and long term goals to transform outcomes for students

 

Target Audience

  • You!
  • Teachers, Educators, and Leaders
  • Highly effective for groups and teams from an organization
  • People who are tired of superficial conversations about race
  • Folks who are looking be a part of an educational movement

  

It is a time of crisis. The old way hasn't been working. We cannot go back to "normal." We need to dismantle and rebuild.

 

Testimonials

 

 

 

 

Truss Leadership

In 2018, Joe Truss started CulturallyResponsiveLeadership.com, where he writes about school leadership and racial equity. He also started his own Racial Equity Coaching company — Truss Leadership. Through Truss Leadership, he and his colleagues offer workshops on antiracism and provide team coaching. Joe has presented keynotes to nearly 10,000 people, and last summer Truss Leadership trained over 3,000 educators. Joe Truss brings 16 years of experience in education, 8 years as a school leader, and decades navigating the white power structure of the United States.

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Joe Truss
Racial Equity Coach
Truss Leadership

Joe Truss (he/him) is committed to dismantling white supremacy culture in schools. He is married to a High School teacher and a father of 2, soon to be 3 children. He brings 16 years of education experience, and originally grew up in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. A first generation college student, he graduated from UC Berkeley, before attending Tufts University where he got his teaching credential. He began as a high school Spanish teacher in East Oakland. After attending UC Berkeley's PLI program, he started school leadership work and now has been the Principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School in SFUSD, for 6 years. There, he has worked to grow Project Based Learning, restorative practices, and reading intervention. In 2018, he started his blog CulturallyResponsiveLeadership.com, where he writes about school leadership and racial equity. He also offers workshops on antiracism and provides team coaching. Last summer he trained over 3000 educators and has presented keynotes to nearly 10,000. He works to empower educators to engineer for equity.

http://www.TrussLeadership.com

About Joe

Racial Equity Coach
Truss Leadership
Ibram X Kendi
Author, Professor

About Ibram X

Author, Professor
Gholdy Muhammad
Author, Professor
Georgia State University, Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic

Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University. She also serves as the director of the GSU Urban Literacy Collaborative & Clinic. She studies Black historical excellence within educational communities with goals of reframing curriculum and instruction today. Dr. Muhammad’s scholarship has appeared in leading educational journals and books. Some of her recognitions include the 2014 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English, Promising New Researcher Award, the 2016 NCTE Janet Emig Award, the 2017 GSU Urban Education Research Award and the 2018 UIC College of Education Researcher of the Year. She works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally responsive instruction. She is the author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.

http://hillpedagogies.com/

About Gholdy

Author, Professor
Georgia State University, Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic
Bettina Love
Author, Professor
University of Georgia

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in Abolitionist Teaching with the goal of intersectional social justice for equitable classrooms that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council. Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including: Abolitionist Teaching, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion. She is the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET FREE. In 2014, she was invited to the White House Research Conference on Girls to discuss her work focused on the lives of Black girls. For her work in the field of Hip Hop education, in 2016, Dr. Love was named the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. In April of 2017, Dr. Love participated in a one-on-one public lecture with bell hooks focused on the liberatory education practices of Black and Brown children. In 2018, Georgia’s House of Representatives presented Dr. Love with a resolution for her impact on the field of education. She has also provided commentary for various news outlets including NPR, Ed Week, The Guardian, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She is the author of the books We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the English Journal, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and the Journal of LGBT Youth.

https://bettinalove.com/

About Bettina

Author, Professor
University of Georgia
Carolyn Roberts
Speaker, Lecturer
Simon Fraser University

Carolyn Roberts (she/her) uses her voice to support Indigenous resurgence through education. She is a Coast Salish woman belonging to the Squamish Nation. Carolyn is an Indigenous academic who holds two degrees from UBC, a Masters in Aboriginal Education and Leadership and a Bachelors of Education. She also holds a Bachelors of Jazz Studies from Capilano University. Currently she is a Doctoral Student at Simon Fraser University in the eTAP Program. She has been an educator and administrator for over 20 years and is currently a Faculty Member and Indigenous teaching Fellow in the Department of Education at Simon Fraser University. Carolyn’s work at SFU is grounded in educating new teachers and other faculty about the legacies of colonialism that can still be felt on this land today. These legacies that continue to affect the traditional caretakers of these territories is what motivates her to be an active participant of change in educating those around her about the true shared history of this land. Carolyn is a strong voice and leader for the resurgence of Indigenous people reclaiming their languages, their history, and their cultures. Carolyn’s work is about educating others around her in the importance of Indigenous culture and ancestral ways of knowing, to work towards a brighter future for all Indigenous people and the seven generations yet to come.

https://www.carolynroberts.net/

About Carolyn

Speaker, Lecturer
Simon Fraser University
Alcine Mumby
Coach
Envision Learning Partners

Alcine Mumby (she/her) recently rejoined Envision as a deeper learning coach with Envision Learning Partners. Prior to coaching, Alcine was a Humanities teacher at one of the first small schools in the Bronx where project-based learning and portfolio defenses served as the foundation of instruction. She then went on to be a founding principal of Envision Academy in Oakland, an administrator in several small middle and high schools in Atlanta and DC, and a leadership coach in DC, Charlotte, & Philadelphia. Alcine earned her BA in English Education from NYU and a Master’s in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford. When she’s not reading great books and listening to podcasts, Alcine enjoys being an aunt to 3 adorable boys and vegan cooking.

https://www.envisionlearning.org/

About Alcine

Coach
Envision Learning Partners
Carla España
Professor
Bank Street College Graduate School of Education

Carla España (she/her), Ph.D. is a teacher, literacy consultant, researcher, author, and co-founder of the En Comunidad Collective. Her love of stories and teaching comes from her roots in Chile and has been nurtured by hundreds of teachers and students across schools in New York City and beyond. She has a BS in communication studies from New York University, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an MA in childhood education with a bilingual extension from Hunter College (City University of New York), and a Ph.D. in urban education from the Graduate Center (City University of New York). Dr. España’s teaching journey began in Harlem, New York with bilingual sixth graders and continues with teaching language arts in a middle-grade summer program. She is currently an instructor and fieldwork advisor in the Bilingual and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at Bank Street Graduate School of Education Her teaching, research, coaching, and writing live at the intersection of critical literacies, children’s literature, and bilingual education. Dr. España is co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera. Find her on Twitter @ProfesoraEspana.

https://www.carlaespana.com/

About Carla

Professor
Bank Street College Graduate School of Education
Luz Yadira Herrera
Professor
California State University, Fresno - Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Luz Yadira Herrera, (she/her) Ph.D. is a teacher, researcher, author, and co-founder of the En Comunidad Collective. Dr. Herrera has over fifteen years of experience in the education of emergent bilinguals in both mainstream and bilingual settings. She started her teaching career in New York City public schools, teaching emergent bilinguals in K-6 in Harlem. In addition, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the City College of New York, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Education in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno where she runs a bilingual teacher residency program in partnership with a local school district. Dr. Herrera's teaching and research are in culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, translanguaging, critical pedagogies, and bilingual education policy. She is the co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Carla España. Find her on Twitter @Dra_LuzYadira.

About Luz

Professor
California State University, Fresno - Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Michael Essien
Principal, Coach, Consultant
Essien Education Group

Michael is an equity and social justice leader working to interrupt systemic oppression. He has 3 decades of serving Black and Brown students, 21 as an educator and 9 years as an administrator that have provided a unique experience leading to "out of the box" thinking. KQED's MindShift podcast examined "Push-In Services," a program he created to reduce office discipline referrals and suspension of Black and Brown students. Michael's "Push-In Services" has successfully reduced referrals and suspensions of Black and Brown students in multiple school districts. He believes in the Community School Strategy, Project Based Learning, Restorative Justice, and Push-In Services.

https://essieneducationgroup.com/index.html

About Michael

Principal, Coach, Consultant
Essien Education Group
Jen Benkovitz
Leadership Coach
The Leadership Collaborative

Dr. Jen Benkovitz (she/her) brings over 20 years of experience in education to her role as Founder of The Leadership Collaborative. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she began her career teaching at a Title I magnet school in Charlotte, North Carolina before serving as a school leader in a combination of rural, suburban and urban K-12 public schools in both North Carolina and Washington State. Fiercely committed to advancing equity and social justice in our schools, and recognizing her love for facilitating adult learning, Jen transitioned to serving as a leadership coach and professional development specialist, supporting education leaders both in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Jen served as the Director of School Leadership for a national nonprofit where she partnered with classroom, school, and district leaders across the country to create transformational change in their schools. Jen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University as well as a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jen currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her partner, teenage daughter, and multiple pets.

https://www.theleadershipcollaborative.org/

About Jen

Leadership Coach
The Leadership Collaborative
José Garcia
Leadership Coach

About José

Leadership Coach
Jamila Dugan
Author, Coach
PhillyPLUS

Dr. Jamila Dugan is a leadership coach, learning facilitator, and researcher. She began her career as a teacher in Washington D.C., successfully supporting her school to implement an International Baccalaureate program. After being nominated for Teacher of the Year, she later served as a coach for new teachers and a director of learning and leadership development for teachers in Oakland, California. As a school administrator, Jamila championed equity-centered student services, parent empowerment, and the development of the first Mandarin immersion middle school in Oakland, California. She currently serves as a leadership development coach in urban areas. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fresno State University, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University, and a doctorate in Education Leadership for Equity from University of California, Berkeley.

https://phillyplus.org/

About Jamila

Author, Coach
PhillyPLUS
Shane Safir
Author, Coach

Shane Safir has worked at every level of the education system, from the classroom to the boardroom, for 25 years. In 2003, after teaching in San Francisco and Oakland and organizing with the San Francisco Organizing Project to launch a new school, Safir became the founding principal of June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), an innovative national model identified by leading scholar Linda Darling-Hammond as having “beaten the odds in supporting the success of low-income students of color.” Since 2008, Safir has provided equity-centered leadership coaching, strategic planning, and professional learning for schools, districts, and organizations across the U.S. and Canada. She facilitates sought-after workshops on creating brave spaces for equity, listening leadership, coaching, and adult learning among other areas. She writes frequently for Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine and is the author of The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation (Jossey-Bass, 2017). Shane’s latest book, coauthored with Dr. Jamila Dugan, is called Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation (Corwin, 2021) and hit bestseller status within three days of release. To learn more, visit www.shanesafir.com.

https://shanesafir.com/

About Shane

Author, Coach
Ratha Kelly
Coach
San Diego Unified School District, SDUSD Ethnic Studies Resource Coach

Ratha Kelly has worked in education for the past 15 years, mainly with elementary aged students, and most recently with pre-service teachers. She is currently at San Diego Unified School District as an Ethnic Studies Resource Teacher, working with TK-12 educators on how to implement Ethnic Studies Content and Pedagogy in their classrooms.

About Ratha

Coach
San Diego Unified School District, SDUSD Ethnic Studies Resource Coach
Matthew Kay
Teacher, Speaker
Science Leadership Academy & Philly Slam League

Matthew R. Kay (he/him) is a proud product of Philadelphia’s public schools and a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA). He is a graduate of West Chester University and holds a Masters in Educational Leadership with a Principals’ Certificate from California University of Pennsylvania. At SLA, he teaches an innovative inquiry-driven, project-based curriculum. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Slam League (PSL), a non-profit organization that shows young people the power of their voices through weekly spoken word competitions. The PSL is the only season-long, school-based slam poetry league in the United States. He deeply believes in the importance of earnest and mindful classroom conversations about race. Furthermore, he believes that any teacher who is willing to put in the hard work of reflection can, through the practice of discrete skills, become a better discussion leader. Driven by these convictions, he is passionate about designing professional development that teachers find valuable. Matthew lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Cait, and his daughter, Adia Sherrill.

https://www.notlight.com/

About Matthew

Teacher, Speaker
Science Leadership Academy & Philly Slam League