Black Ally Program
Black Ally Program – “Dismantling Anti-Blackness on Your Campus: Core Competencies for Allies” new
Many schools and colleges have opportunities for students and educators to participate in ally programs. These programs are essential to create an understanding of challenges facing specific populations and strategies that can be employed to foster a more welcoming and supportive environment. Campuses that seek to foster enhanced outcomes for Black students and educators must similarly ensure that their communities are engaged in professional learning that enhances their ability to support their Black/African American community. While many organizations have released statements affirming their support of Black people and communities, these statements must translate to real change and action. We will explore frameworks and strategies toward addressing this phenomenon that are sustainable, transformative and rooted in justice at both the individual and institutional levels.
Course Design for Racial Equity new
Anti-racism is the act of engaging in actions that intentionally counter-act racism against Black, Indigineous and People of Color (BIPOC). As noted by scholar Ibram Kendi notes that the opposite of racisms is not being non-racist, but being “anti-racist.” Bearing this in mind, this program aims to provide educators with the tools to engage in anti-racist course design, for online and in-person modalities. Participants will learn how racism impacts students’ learning, growth and development as well as tangible strategies to intentionally counter-act the challenges in their curricula. This will include tangible recommendations for course titles, learning objectives, syllabi, lesson planning and more. Certificate program = 1.5 CEUs, 15 hours. Make this program available to all your instructional teachers and faculty.