Dismantling Systemic Racism
Conference on Race, Education & Success
Friday, April 26, 2019
Connecticut Convention Center
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A conference designed for educators, family members, community members, business leaders and everyone who plays a part in a child’s life
A Superintendent and BOE Together: Collaborative Governance with an Equity Lens
Becoming an Equitable School System: Understanding the Equity Audit
Celebrating Our Roots: Who Am I and Who Are You? A Journey of Self‐Exploration in 1st Grade
Equity vs. Ideology: Dismantling Elite Bilingualism and Biculturalism
From Shirley Q. Liquor to Kelly Baerga: Working at the Delicate Intersections
Full, Equal, and Equitable Partnerships with Families: Connecticut’s Definition and Framework for Family Engagement
Growing the Movement: A grassroots approach to placing equity at the center of education
How to Create Trauma‐Informed Restorative Justice‐Based Discipline in Your District (to eliminate disproportionate out of school suspensions & arrests of students of color)
Increase the Diversity of Your Educator Workforce: Tools and Resources to Assist in Developing a Plan to Make an Impact
Intentionally Educating at the Intersection of Race and Identity
Journey to Real Conversations about Race and Educators
Make America _______ Again: What Happens to an American Dream Deferred?
Mindful Activism: Examining and Creating Images That Illustrate Social Forces in Context
“Our school is always saying ‘Lean into discomfort’ ‐ but as soon as that happens, people shut down.” Black and White Students’ Experience of Teacher Support at an Independent Boarding School
“SLAMming Racism”: Breaking racial barriers through spoken word poetry
Students as leaders of Racial Equity
Taking Action for Equity – A Discussion of Districtwide Initiatives
The Disproportionate Representation of Students of Color in Special Education: Considerations for Culturally Relevant Interventions and Assessment
The Path to Justice: Where Do We Go from Here - Chaos or Community?
To Kill an Ideology: Teaching Anti‐Racism Through To Kill a Mockingbird in the ELA Classroom
Urban Trauma 101
Using Connecticut’s State Budget as a Tool to Dismantle Systemic Racism
Using Public Data as a Critical Lens on Systemic Racism
Youth Leadership for Equity
Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo
Co-Founders and Co-Presidents of CHOOSE (www.chooseorg.org/) Authors of The Classroom Index and Tell Me Who You Are (Available June 2019)
The 4th annual conference on Dismantling Systemic Racism, sponsored by the State Education Resource Center (SERC) in collaboration with the SERC Foundation, focuses on ways to support, promote, and develop racial equity in
education. The full-day conference supports educators, families, and community leaders who seek to confront racist structures and practices to better serve Connecticut’s students and their families, through advocacy and the development,
implementation, and sustainability of innovative, culturally relevant programming.
Systemic racism impedes our students’ outcomes and limits opportunities for success in academics, social development, health, and family engagement. The conference features dynamic, thought-provoking presentations that will address possible ways
to dismantle systemic racism and create positive change for our students.
A collaboration of SERC and the SERC Foundation