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When educational leaders use oversight practices that are transparent, community-driven, rigorous, equitable and inclusive, schools will be better for ALL students.
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Community of Educators
For educators who want to grow their understanding of justice and equity professionally and personally
Liberatory Design for Equity Process
Develop new practices that are intentionally designed to promote the learning of ALL students
Have the time and support to make the changes you envision with accountability buddies, facilitated discussions, and curated resources
Create practices that are transparent, community-driven, rigorous, equitable and inclusive to make schools better for ALL students
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How it Got Started
For over three years – since 2019, a group of like-minded authorizers and authorizer associations came together to impact authorizing practices for alternative education campuses through the A-GAME. The content inspired many heart-felt conversations, changes in practices, and an awareness of equity and accessibility in the educational system that supports “alternative schools” in meeting the social-emotional learning needs of ALL students.
It is with this spirit that a small group of authorizers from across the nation volunteered to carry the work forward. The group has been meeting weekly since September 2020, building off of each other’s professional and personal experiences and backgrounds, and most importantly by taking on the call of Antionette Carroll (the Founder, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab) that, “If different forms of oppressions are by design then they can be redesigned to create a world that embraces the rights, dignity and power of all people.”
More recently, they adopted Liberatory Design philosophy and resources to bring their vision of equitable authorizing practices to life through a process that supports the heart and mind, self and others.
Graphic Credits: Liberatory Design (http://www.liberatorydesign.com) is the result of a collaboration between Tania Anaissie, David Clifford, Susie Wise, and the National Equity Project [Victor Cary and Tom Malarkey].
Resources to learn more about the Liberatory Design for Equity Process:
The work is personal and professional while also never-ending. As we continue this journey together, the tension between “not acting” and “doing it wrong” will help guide our steps and light our way.
Naomi Rubin DeVeaux
John Carwell Jr.
Thank you to Alul Yesak and Karega Rausch for starting us on this journey!
"Unjust structures and institutions are the problem—not the kids, not their parents, not their families, and not their communities.