February 19th Professional Learning Day
Racial Justice Summit February 2021
For our 3rd OUSD Racial Justice Summit on Professional Learning Day on Friday, February 19th, we are offering our Core Racial Justice Workshops so that staff can participate in all of them across professional learning days. We look forward to connecting across sites to step up our work to dismantle anti-Black racism and systemic inequalities - and build inclusive and equitable schools as a unified district.
This spring semester, we are excited to launch a new Racial Affinity Group Facilitator Fellowship for school sites and departments to build capacity to hold space to deepen relationships, healing, accountability, and transformation that catalyzes change and increases consciousness of the impacts of racism and anti-racist practices in our work. We invite sites to apply for a limited spot in the first cohort by February 10th, and the first session will take place on February 19th 3-5pm.
1-1:30pm > Celebrating Black History Month with the launch of Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose & Racial Affinity Group Reportback
Welcome & Community Grounding
- Racial Affinity Group Reportback
1:45-3:15pm > Core Workshops
3:30-5:30pm > Racial Affinity Group Facilitator Fellowship Launch
Core Racial Justice Workshops:
Healing Centered Restorative Justice
Facilitators: David Yusem, Sandee Simmons, Susan Andrien, Denise Curtis (Restorative Justice, BHU)
- Understand the basics of restorative justice (RJ) with a healing centered and racial justice lens.
- Learn about the origins and rollout of restorative justice in OUSD and experience an online circle space.
- Understand the connection between RJ and trauma informed practices that support teaching and learning.
- Understand how the implementation of restorative justice in OUSD is linked to racial justice.
SLIDE DECK (Apologies, transcript is not available for this session.)
How to Be an Antiracist Educator: Everyday Race Consciousness & Resistance
Facilitators: Diane Lang (Manzanita SEED), Priscilla Parchia (Expanded Learning), Jarrett Austin-Thomas (Talent)
- Develop critical consciousness to identify the ways in which racism and colonialism marginalize students and families.
- Build, reflect on, and sustain our professional and personal antiracism work.
- Explore the practices and policies that perpetuate systemic inequity in your sphere of influence. Identify and develop strategies to interrupt racist practices within your sphere of influence.
Equity in Family Engagement: Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) Training
Facilitator: Raquel Jimenez, Arcelia Gonzalez, Ylda Garica, Judith Mendez (Office of Equity)
- Build intentional relationships with students’ families to engage them as partners to assure equity and access for all of our students.
- Understand OUSD’s anti-racist family engagement framework and learn about the virtual PTHV adapted protocol and best practices.
Equity Traps: Developing Mindfulness & Counter-Strategies
Facilitators: Lailan Sandra Huen, Griffen Castillo, Sara Nuño-Villa (Equity)
- Explore common ‘equity traps’ in schools that are shaped by racist belief systems.
- Develop mindfulness around how these show up in Oakland schools and how we can interrupt these behaviors.
- Work in small groups to share experiences and develop counter-strategies to show up for racial justice.