WORKSHOPS

Racial Literacy Workshops

 

Pollyanna offers a range of presentations and workshops that are designed to help schools, organizations, and corporations engage with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and enhance racial literacy knowledge and equity practices. These may be delivered live or over video conferences, to small or large groups.

All of our workshops are customizable and can be standalone or part of a series. If you or your community are interested in a topic that is not listed, we are happy to discuss more professional development options with you and create one specifically for your community.

Click on the title for information and registration for upcoming workshops hosted by Pollyanna:

*In addition to our workshops, we also offer consulting services and curriculum coaching.

Individuals

  • Race Talk Is Diving Us!: This workshop will help parents and guardians learn accurate definitions of Racial Literacy and CRT (dispelling distortions and inaccuracies) as well as provide an overview of how Racial Literacy can be integrated into a curriculum to promote equity and belonging for all.
  • Racial Literacy 101: In this workshop, we review key concepts and common vocabulary to develop one’s racial literacy, such as the emergence of race; what is meant by “systemic racism;” as well as the definition and impact of concepts like micro-aggressions, implicit bias, and ally vs accomplice and/or co-conspirator.
  • MaPaGa: The ABCs of Race-Conscious Parenting: This is a 4-part workshop for parents/guardians of children four years and younger. Jacqueline Nelson, former kindergarten teacher, DEIB educator, and mom of a two-year-old, will create connections and community for families with young children and teach the group how to talk about race with each other and with their children.
  • Making a Justice-Centered Home: How can our homes mirror and promote antiracist values and practices? Participants will consider how their home and family spaces form the foundations for racial justice and equity in their larger schools communities.
  • Racism, the Brain, and Learning: This workshop focuses on the intersection between racism, neuroscience and the power of everyday actions in a school environment. Participants consider the physiological implications of racism for students and learn ways to address and disrupt toxic racial stress.
  • Showing Up and Standing Up: A Four-Part Series towards Racial Justice for White Participants: This series of workshops is designed for white participants seeking to engage in deeper learning related to racial equity and justice. Through a variety of teaching techniques, including journaling, scenario-based practice, and community discussion, participants learn strategies for addressing privilege, engaging in challenging conversations about race, and making commitments to act on behalf of racial justice in their daily lives. No level of “experience” or “expertise” is required for these workshops, only a desire to create a more just and equitable world.

Schools

  • Racial Literacy 101: In this workshop, we review key concepts and common vocabulary to develop one’s racial literacy, such as the emergence of race; what is meant by “systemic racism;” as well as the definition and impact of concepts like micro-aggressions, implicit bias, and ally vs accomplice and/or co-conspirator.
  • Race Talk Is Diving Us!: This workshop will help parents and guardians learn accurate definitions of Racial Literacy and CRT (dispelling distortions and inaccuracies) as well as provide an overview of how Racial Literacy can be integrated into a curriculum to promote equity and belonging for all. 
  • Beyond Black@ – Developing an Effective Communications/DEIB Partnership: In order to be successful, today’s communications professional must have a deep relationship with the DEIB office that goes beyond approval of public statements on anti-Semitism or an Instagram lesson on Pride Month. How do you make that happen? What are the pitfalls and opportunities? And where do you start? This workshop will answer these questions and more.     
  • Creating a Justice-Centered School Classroom: Pro-justice policies, mindsets, and practices are key to creating safer spaces in schools and other organizations. In this workshop, we unpack the concept and continuum of micro-aggressions to better understand how unchecked forms of implicit bias can be quite harmful.     
  • Board of Trustees Retreat: The Board of Trustees has tremendous potential to ensure that a school moves towards equity and inclusion. We offer a series of workshops to help build common language, understand systemics and institutional racism, create equitable policies and more.
  • Pollyanna’s K-8 Racial Literacy Curriculum Overview : This workshop will guide your community through a discussion of the framework, key ideas, and objectives of our Grades K-8 lessons, which are designed to help students gain knowledge about race and racism as it has been constructed in the United States. The Racial Literacy Curriculum supports students in acquiring an awareness of their own racial socialization and skills for engaging in productive conversations about race and racism.                                                                             
  • Pollyanna’s High School Racial Literacy Curriculum: This is a 3-hour overview of the full high school curriculum. Attendees will learn about the curriculum’s structure, scope and sequence, and preview activities from each of the eight subject areas.

Corporations & Organizations

  • Racial Literacy 101: In this workshop, we review key concepts and common vocabulary to develop one’s racial literacy, such as the emergence of race; what is meant by “systemic racism;” as well as the definition and impact of concepts like micro-aggressions, implicit bias, and ally vs accomplice and/or co-conspirator.
  • Creating a Justice-Centered Organization: Pro-justice policies, mindsets, and practices are key to creating safer spaces in schools and other organizations. In this workshop, we unpack the concept and continuum of micro-aggressions to better understand how unchecked forms of implicit bias can be quite harmful.
  • Racism, the Brain, and Learning: This workshop focuses on the intersection between racism, neuroscience and the power of everyday actions in a school environment. Participants consider the physiological implications of racism for students and learn ways to address and disrupt toxic racial stress.
  • Board of Trustees Retreat: The Board of Trustees has tremendous potential to ensure that an organization moves towards equity and inclusion. We offer a series of workshops to help build common language, understand systemics and institutional racism, create equitable policies and more.

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