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Ibram X. Kendi Webinar

The Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) Presents a Special Program for Member Schools:

Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society

A Webinar Talk by #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Ibram X. Kendi

The webinar will be followed by Member-Facilitated AISNE Community Conversations. There is no charge to attend the webinar or the Community Conversations.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Dr. Kendi is a prominent historian and leading antiracist scholar. He won a National Book Award for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the world’s most influential figures. Dr. Kendi is the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.

"Being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."—Ibram X. Kendi

Landmark Faculty/Staff: Ways to Participate

Attend the AISNE program on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Join other New England independent school faculty, staff, parents, and board members and listen to Dr. Kendi’s talk followed by facilitated discussions for faculty and staff. 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST: Dr. Kendi’s webinar talk, “Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society”
6:15 p.m. –  7:00 p.m. EST: Conversation and Affinity Space Opportunities.

This conversation will be facilitated by AISNE community members, including diversity, equity and inclusion practitioners across our membership of schools across New England. Organized in the following cohorts:

  • Faculty and Staff Specializing in:
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle School Education
    • High School Education
  • Senior Administrators (not Heads of School)
  • Heads of School and Principals
  • Trustees Who Are NOT Current or Recent Parents/Guardians

7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST: Additional Conversation and Affinity Space Opportunities. Affinity Space for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators of Color

Registration Required

*Participants must register through AISNE to receive access details prior to the event. Have question? Our point person for this event is Michelle Granese. You can reach her at mgranese@landmarkschool.org.

Landmark Parents: Ways to Participate

Current Landmark parents are invited to participate in either—or both—events outlined below. Note that these events are designed for Landmark parents and guardians only.

Attend the AISNE program on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Join other New England independent school faculty, staff, parents, and board members and listen to Dr. Kendi’s talk followed by facilitated discussions for parents. 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST: Dr. Kendi’s webinar talk, “Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society”
7:15 p.m. –  8:00 p.m. EST: Conversation and Affinity Space Opportunities.

This conversation will be facilitated by AISNE community members, including diversity, equity and inclusion practitioners across our membership of schools across New England. Organized in the following cohorts:

  • Current Parents/Guardians of:
    • Early Childhood Students
    • Elementary Students
    • Middle School Students
    • High School Students
  • Board Chairs and Trustees Who ARE Current or Recent Parents/Guardians
  • Affinity Space for Faculty, Staff and Administrators of Color
  • Affinity Space for Current Parents / Guardians of Color

 

Registration Required

*Participants must register through AISNE to receive access details prior to the event. Have question? Our point person for this event is Michelle Granese. You can reach her at mgranese@landmarkschool.org.

Attend a Landmark Learns program on Tuesday, March, 23 2021

Landmark Learns: Talking to Kids about Race and Racism
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
7:00 pm EST  (via Zoom)
Presenters: Laura Polvinen, Ariel Martin-Cone, Jennifer Schley-Johnson

The AISNE program with Dr. Kendi will take place the evening of Wednesday, March 3, 2021. As a follow-up, on March 23, members of Landmark’s DEI Committee will host a Landmark Learns workshop for Landmark parents to reflect on Dr. Kendi’s presentation and explore ways to talk about race and racism with your student at home. Attending the AISNE webinar is not required for attending the follow-up Landmark Learns event.

Research shows that children not only recognize race from a very young age, but also develop racial biases by ages 3 to 5. One focus of Landmark’s DEI mission is to train our teachers to have more of these discussions in class, but we also know that students learn so much from their parents. Therefore, we want to provide you with some suggestions for continuing these necessary conversations at home. Come join the discussion, share your experiences, and ask questions!

Registration Required

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