Becoming an Ambassador for Equity

Racial justice is education justice. Every child, no matter what they look like or where they come from, deserves a safe and welcoming school where they can thrive. But certain policies and practices monitor and punish Black and Brown students in schools while ensuring schools with mostly White students are well resourced.

 

Becoming an Ambassador for Equity is an opportunity for Wisconsin’s public school employees to be a part of the movement to advance racial and social justice work in public schools and dismantle the structural, systematic racism that exists in our public institutions. Designed in collaboration with the National Education Association, this course curriculum focuses on examining one’s self, identifying collaborators, pinpointing racist policies and practices, and creating an action plan for equity.

 

Becoming an Ambassador for Equity is divided into 3 levels. Levels 1 and 2 are being offered in the 2022-23 school year. Level 1 Part A and Level 2 Part A will be offered in October. Level 1 Part B and Level 2 Part B will be offered in March. Participants must complete Level 1 prior to advancing to Level 2. Level 3 will be available in the 2023-24 school year.  Becoming an Ambassador for Equity is a blended learning course requiring deep commitment by registrants. There are two in-person weekend sessions and three virtual early evening sessions. This course is free to WEAC members. In-person sessions include lodging, meals, and materials.

 

By joining together across race and place, we can rewrite the rules to ensure every student – whether Black, Brown or White – has current, high-quality learning materials that give a full picture of our nation’s history and the support of educators who are prepared to foster dialogue on social and racial justice and its impact on students and communities.

 

2022-23 Course Details

 

In-person session one – Level 1 Part A and Level 2 Part A: Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16, 2022 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Meeting times: Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00-noon.

 

Virtual session 1 Level 1 Part A: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 6-7 p.m.

Virtual session 1 Level 2 Part A: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 7-8 p.m.

Virtual session 2 Level 1 Part A: Tuesday, January 24, 2022 from 6-7 p.m.

Virtual session 2 Level 2 Part A: Tuesday, January 24, 2022 from 7-8 p.m.

 

In-person session two – Level 1 Part B and Level 2 Part B: Friday, March 3-Sunday, March 5, 2023 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Meeting times: Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00-noon.

 

Virtual session 3 Level 1 Part B: Tuesday, April 18, 2023  from 6-7 p.m.

Virtual session 3 Level 2 Part B: Tuesday, April 18, 2023  from 7-8 p.m.

 

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