Creating a school and classrooms of equity begins with looking at each student and how they show up in this world and in our classrooms. The lived experiences of student and families based on the social identities they hold impact their expectations, needs and hopes. It is incumbent upon educators to consider the range of experiences and create communities that mirror positive lived experiences and earnestly aims not to mirror negative lived experiences.
This learning event will explore the common experiences of people in various social identities. This is not meant to be a stand-alone learning event, but as a refresher of the first step of many along a cultural competence journey.
Shenekia Weeks is an expert and lead trainer in trauma, diversity, inclusion and equity conducting workshops, academies and customized professional development for all school-related personnel. Shenekia managed court advocacy of abused and neglected children through the work of citizen volunteers, whom she screened, trained and paired with attorney advocates to represent the “best interest” of children. She’s coordinated over 100 community, government and public school system partners in the development of evidence-based strategies in prevention, intervention, suppression and re-entry and has worked directly with students as a School Resource and DARE Officer.
This is event FREE for CharacterPlus members!