Tackling Racism: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our Schools and Universities
A CIS virtual workshop series
We are all accountable for purposefully and intentionally tackling racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools and universities across our global CIS community.
Progress is dependent on strong foundational concepts that are grounded in being self-reflective, deliberate, and evaluative. Taking time to develop and strengthen our foundations—individually and institutionally—is essential, no matter how progressive or rudimentary we are in our thinking and actions.
Intercultural competence and the ability to understand, interact with, and navigate diversity in all its forms is essential to creating equity in schools and universities.
We can help you do the groundwork during these one-day, 2.5 hour virtual and interactive workshops. They are designed for CIS member schools and universities that are beginning the journey of creating anti-racist, diverse, equitable, and inclusive institutions. We will address intercultural competence and help you achieve equity.
You and your institution will be in a better position to address the challenges faced by non-dominant racial and cultural groups, and the resulting bias and discrimination, by developing the behaviours and understanding at the core of intercultural competence.
Your learning path begins with self-awareness, then toward knowing others, and finally by applying these learnings to create equity in your own schools and universities.
Participants will be engaged in interactive learning activities to develop their own understanding alongside your peers from international schools and universities.
Story plays an integral part in these workshops. All are encouraged to share their experiences and expertise.
Rich conversations around implicit biases with other educators, excellent presenters who facilitated & shared important stories, strategies & suggestions for courageous conversations. Looking forward to continued dialogue with colleagues.
Related content that helps us tackle racism together:
- Blog—Read International education perpetuates structural racism and anti-racism is the solution and several other posts on the topic of anti-racism and diversity.
- Video—Watch and listen to Jane Larsson and Nunana Nyomi’s candid discussion about their different thoughts and feelings in the days that followed 25 May 2020.
- Committee—The CIS Board of Trustees has formed a Committee on inclusion via diversity, equity and anti-racism (I-DEA) to advance our work. Look for an update in the next issue of CIS News. Read their charter at the end of this post Tackling racism is hard.