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Introduction to Anti-bias Education

Thursday, March 22 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Presenters: Mary Pat Martin, B. Jo Ann Mundy

Target Audience: All

This workshop will invite educators of all levels to take part in a thoughtful, provocative, and participatory day of professional development:

  • Discussing the development of social group identities (e.g., race, gender, class, etc.) and their relationship to bias and prejudice.
  • Gaining insight into how children and adults internalize and act out of these biases.
  • Exploring how bias and race prejudice develop, and how they become structured into institutions.
  • Learning about the 4 Goals of Anti-bias Education and discover ways to apply them to educational settings.

It will be led by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, founded in 1986 to find new directions in understanding root causes of racism and developing effective strategies for dismantling systemic racism in institutions. Crossroads leads institutions in identifying organizational barriers that prevent just, accountable, authentic multicultural diversity. A primary focus is the development of institutional anti-racism teams that receive training designed to help them create and implement long-range, strategic antiracism planning for their institutions.

Price: $180

About the Presenters

Mary Pat Martin

Mary Pat Martin, MA, MEd, does consulting and training in culturally relevant and anti-bias education, including for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, with which she has been involved for over 20 years. She also has experience as an Early Childhood program director, an EC and Elementary teacher, and a professor for Oakton Community College in IL.

B. Jo Ann Mundy

B. Jo Ann Mundy is a core organizer-trainer and board member for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, a founding member of Three Rivers Area Faith Community, and a founding mentor of the NIA Project—all of which support her efforts to celebrate the identity, purpose, and sisterhood of adolescent women of color. She is also a pastor at Worship & Justice at Sunnyside UMC in Kalamazoo, MI.

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