Our school communities are not immune to racism or the difficulties students face in dealing with the issue outside of the classroom. This session provides expert insight from trainers who have worked in the field of restorative practice in communities affected by racism and hate. While unpacking the positives of discussing racism in our communities, strategies are provided for students to confront racism within their own peer groups.

Training will include:
• Promoting “anti-racism” within school communities
• Overview of the three levels of racism and context/history of what people of color have endured
• Creating awareness of online social media groups related to racism
• The importance of not allowing racist language and jokes to become “normal”
• Encouraging students to stand up, speak up, and protect each other
• Take-away activities designed to bring students together and provide educators the chance to check-in with
their class