The 2020s are proving to be a time of significant societal upheaval. As educators and school staff, you are tasked with helping children and youth learn skills and content while also navigating the complexities of COVID 19, extreme climate events throughout the world, and tensions and disparities within their communities. The ongoing presence and impact of racism is one of the challenges that teachers, administrators, school staff, and indeed all citizens, are called to address. Join Margaret-Anne for an introduction to tools and concepts necessary for integrity-based and effective anti-racist strategies for your classroom, school, and district.
This session is full.
Margaret-Anne Enders, BA (Child and Youth Care), MTS (Ethics), is a white settler who lives on the unceded territory of T’exelc in the Secwepemc nation and is thankful for the culture and teachings of local Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, and Dakelh-Dene people. She is an experienced facilitator with a background in youth work, community development, and multicultural and interfaith relations. Through her two anti-racism workshop series: Awakenings and White Work, Margaret-Anne has been actively working alongside educators in SD27 who have been exploring ways to decolonize their teaching practice and school environments. Margaret-Anne is passionate about working towards and living in a community where reconciliation, restitution, and land reparations are ongoing, where diversity is truly celebrated, where equity is a given, and where everyone feels safe, valued, and empowered.