It is impossible to detach the fight for equity in education, and in gifted education in particular, from the broader struggle for racial justice in this country. At a time when racial tensions are flaring up nationally at a level unseen in generations, one thing is abundantly clear: racism cannot, and will not be wiped out without active involvement from white people committed to the cause. This panel discussion and workshop will give all attendees the practical tools to understand how to not just be “not racist,” but become an anti-racist, active participant in ending racism. After this session, you will have the practical tools needed to transform from a mere ally to a true co-conspirator in the fight against racism.
In this interview, Viridiana Carrizales, cofounder of ImmSchools, an organization that partners with K–12 schools and educators to support undocumented and immigrant students and families, shares how educators can support G/T students who are immigrants or undocumented.