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Join AACTE in Growing and Sustaining White Racial Allyship in Education

Growing and Sustaining White Racial Justice Allyship in Education

AACTE invites like-minded educators to attend the webinar, “Combating Racism in Education Prep: An Introduction to Authentic, Action-Oriented Allyship as Educators.” As part of AACTE’s Combating Racism in Educator Preparation series, this webinar is the first one produced for a “White Racial Justice” affinity group. The webinar takes place July 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Who should attend?
This is an opportunity for anyone who is an educator or education advocate to learn more about and/or re-energize and re-frame the conversation on creating equitable educator preparation programs that prepare teachers to enter the nation’s schools armed with not just an understanding of how we got here, but also with strategies to be advocates for themselves and their students who may have less institutional agency.

Who’s presenting?

Mary Earick
Mary EarickEarick’s scholarship, teaching, and service have focused on activist pedagogies and critical studies of Whiteness to support culturally sustaining learners, leaders, and activists. She is dean of the School of Education at New Mexico Highlands University. Previously Earick was director of the Plymouth State University’s Holmes Center for School Partnership and Educator Preparation where developed a Problems of Practice Professional Development School model of teacher preparation. Earick is the author of three books: (1) Multiage Competency-based Education: No Grades, No Grades (forthcoming) (2) Political Literacy: Reading and Writing for Social Justice with K-8 Youth (forthcoming) and (3) Racially Equitable Teaching: Beyond the Whiteness of Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators.

Kate Kedley

Kate Kedley

Kedley is an assistant professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education and teaches in the pre-service teacher program. Kedley’s research centers around critical literacy and education, public engagement, LGBTQ and young adult literature, language education, and social and educational movements in Honduras. Kedley has published work in various journals such as the English JournalSex Education, the eJournal of Public Affairs. Kedley is a former secondary English Language Arts and Drivers Education teacher in Iowa, Arizona, and the Central American country of Honduras.

Victoria Kirby York

Victoria Kirby YorkYork is the deputy executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition. Most recently, York served as the deputy director for the Advocacy & Action Department at the National LGBTQ+ Task Force where she managed the policy, organizing, and faith team to queer (do differently) advocacy around faith, equity, and democracy. She has been organizing in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years for a number of progressive issues and candidates at the federal, state, and local level. She has also worked in senior-level roles in gubernatorial and presidential campaigns in Florida, youth education nonprofits, and in the private sector

Register for the webinar:

Combating Racism in Education Prep: An Introduction to Authentic, Action-Oriented Allyship as Educators
July 14, 2:00 p.m. ET


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