Resources for Discussing & Disrupting Racism

Given our current political climate and the many race related tragedies that have occurred, our Office of Equity recently compiled a great resource list for discussing and disrupting racism

Also, I was honored to contribute to a recent EdWeek Blog post on "Using SEL to Challenge Systems of Oppression." In Oakland we believe the SEL work is ultimately about equity and if we teach SEL but we don't address systems of oppression then we aren't doing justice to the ultimate goal of SEL--creating a more compassionate and equitable world. In fact our definition of SEL includes an equity lens and there is a fundamental belief that through strengthening our own SEL skills we are better able to connect across race, class, gender, learning needs, and age.  Amy Eva at the Greater Good Science Center recently published a beautiful article highlighting Three SEL Skills You Need to Discuss Race in Your Classroom.

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