RIDES Virtual Community Webinar

De-Centering Whiteness In Integrated Schools, 2/27 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST

What is Whiteness and how does it play out in our school communities? In what ways does the culture of Whiteness hinder or help our efforts towards diversity, equity, inclusion and achievement? 

Join us on February 27 at 4:00p PST/7:00p EST as we delve into the topic of "Decentering Whiteness in Integrated Schools." Our presenter will be Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. He will share his expertise on race and ethnic relations with regard to centering students who are traditionally disenfranchised within urban school reform efforts..

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The direct link to enter the webinar will be active about 15 minutes prior to the start of the session

Look out for our upcoming webinars on the dates below. We're excited to delve into each Problem of Practice!

February 27: De-centering Whiteness in integrated schools Pt. 2 (featuring Pedro Noguera)

March 7: Engaging and cultivating student activism in integrated schools

April 4: Creating a sense of belonging with ESL, refugee, immigrant, and undocumented students

May 2: Discipline disparities

Interested in seeing a particular topic presented? Any questions about RIDES programming? Want to be included on our mailing list? Please email rides@gse.harvard.edu, and let us know!

Previous Webinars

Our most recent webinar was on February 7, 2019.

The video recording of the webinar will be posted when available for streaming.

This month's topic was a 1.5 hour interactive discussion with Kim Feicke, former Director of the Oregon Center for Educational Equity and national consultant on race, class and gender equity, along with Manuel J. Fernandez, Founding Head of School at the Cambridge Street Upper School; Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Empowering Multicultural Initiatives. They shared their insights, problems of practice and ways of being in order to address dominant cultural norms of Whiteness and its impact on school staff, students, and families. 

Last month's webinar was on January 10, 2019. 

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming.

This month's topic was a 1.5 hour conversation with Zaretta Hammond, national education consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

Ms. Hammond shared her passion and unique perspective on the intersectionality of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching. Check out her blog at CRTandtheBrain.com.


Our second webinar was on Thursday, December 13, 2018. 

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming.

This month's topic was a 1.5 hour interactive discussion on how we can use human resources to create diverse, inclusive, rigorous and welcoming learning environments for staff and students. Our presenters were HGSE Doctoral Candidates, Dia Bryant and David Baiz.

Our first webinar was Thursday, November 1, 2018.

The video recording of the webinar is now available for streaming. To access the presentation slide deck, click here.

This month's webinar topic was a 1.5 hour interactive presentation and discussion of Lessons on Leading for Equity. Our guest speaker joining us was Mary Antón, Ed.D., Lower School Director from the Chinese American International School in San Francisco, CA.