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 and 2023-24 school years. Level 1 Part A will be offered in Feburary. Level 1 Part B and Level 2 Part B will be offered in March. Level 1 Part B will be offered in October. 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, including lodging and meals, 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 – Level 1 Part A: Friday, February 17-19, 2023 in Milwaukee (exact location TBD)

In-person session – Level 1 Part B and Level 2 Part B: Friday, March 3-Sunday, March 5, 2023 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Prerequisite: You must have completed Level 1 Part A or Level 2 Part A.

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.

In person Level 1 Part B: Friday October 13-15, 2023 in Milwaukee (exact location TBD)

In person Level 1 Part A and Level 2 Part A: Friday, November 3-5 in Stevens Point.

 

All Level 1 and Level 2 meeting times: Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00-noon.

 

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