This workshop grew out of questions from Placemaking 2.0 Educator Committee Workshop held in summer 2020. Educators were interested in being able to more effectively address racism and other difficult topics with students, parents, and community members. The activities are based on materials from “Let’s Talk: The Teaching Tolerance Guide to Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students.”
Eligibility: Up to 25 K-12 & non-profit educators located in southern Ohio and Perry County may register for this workshop.
Cost: This workshop is FREE for participants.
Registration: Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
- Marcia Harris, Adjunct Professor, Shawnee State University, and Director of YOUnique Whole Brain Life Skills, and Time Out For Me
- Susan Eleuterio, Professional Folklorist/Educator and adjunct faculty member of Goucher College
Educator Workshop Goals and Outcomes
- Participants will learn and discuss what race, racism, and anti-blackness is
- Participants will assess their own comfort level in talking about race, anti-blackness and racism through writing, reflection and discussion
- Participants will consider multiple perspectives on race, racism, anti-blackness and related issues such as class/income
- Participants will learn/ review the fact that race is a cultural invention and how it relates to other identity categories.
- Participants will create an action plan for developing anti-bias lessons for their classrooms
- Educators will learn strategies for talking about issues of race, racism, anti-blackness with their students, family members of students and the larger community of their school
Quick share URL: go.osu.edu/P20RaceWorkshop
This workshop is made possible by an anonymous donation from the Columbus Foundation to the Ohio Field School program at the Center for Folklore Studies at Ohio State University.
If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Cassie Patterson at Patterson.email@example.com. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.