Individual & Collective Faculty Studies
Workshops taken by the whole Faculty:
WECAN Regional Workshop hosted by Mountaintop Waldorf School:
Considering our Cultural and Community Biases in early Childhood presented by Megan Gil
Anti-Racism Workshop, with cultural worker Dev Luthra
Six sessions to discuss and examine our own attitudes around race, culture, upbringing, and power. Dev shared many resources; videos, books, articles, and podcasts to explore and examine.
WECAN Conference: Toward a kinder, more compassionate society: Black Lives Matter in Waldorf Early Childhood classrooms and communities.
Keynote speaker: Lalena Garcia.
All participants were introduced to the early childhood curriculum around healing racism that has been put together by Lanena Garcia in cooperation with the Black Lives Matter movement. The focus of this year’s WECAN conference was on activities around Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access. The thirteen principles of the Black Lives Matter movement translated into child friendly language and introduced to us. One of the main topics of this workshop was how to talk to young children about race and make our schools and communities welcoming towards a diverse population of children.
A large variety of smaller workshops were offered during the afternoon, some of these were: poetry around race, making diverse puppets in the classroom, explicit talk to children about social justice and creating a diverse set of stories and songs within the Waldorf philosophy.
For this workshop everyone read: They are not too young to talk about race, a pamphlet put out by The Children’s community School in Philadelphia.
Books read with the whole faculity:
Mindful of Race by Ruth King
Workshops taken Individually:
Undoing Racism/Community Organizing, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; pisab.org
AntiRacist Table: Help create an Anti Racist America a 30 day challenge, online course.
How are you really? A 5 weeks circle for parents with children of color. Lead by Rox Etheridge
Meeting Racism and Bias by Developing Imaginative Consciousness : An online workshop with EduCaredo LTD
Converstions around the Table: 2021 & the Tides of Race and White Supremacy with Michael Steele Hosted by The Anti Racist Table
America’s Racial Karma: An invitation to Heal with Dr. Larry Ward and Furyu Nancy Schroeder. Lotusinstitute.org
The Earthgate, Overcoming Trauma by Larry Ward, Lotusinstitute.org
Undoing Racism, from the People’s Institute
Spaces Intended by Us, through the Good Work Institute
Becoming Better Ancestors, Healing Racism for Parents Who Identify as White, with Rox Etheridge and Felise Nguyen
Critical Consciousness, by Megan Wilson
Teaching Your Children about Race with Dr. Erin Winkler hosted by AntiRacist Table
Building Racial Equity An online 6 hour training with Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation
Becoming Better Ancestors, A ten-week circle, Healing Racism for Teachers, led by Rox Etherigde and Felise Nguyen
Rooted: Framework and Education for Creating an Antiracist Environment for Children, 6 weeks online class with Lalena Garcia
Radical Mindfulness Workshop I and II, with Good Work Institute
Just Transition Workshop, with Good Work Institute
Developing a Social Equity Practice, with Good Work Institute