Defining Race and Expanding Perspectives
Weekly Zoom Call - Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:00 pm EST
Privilege, Bias and Racism
Weekly Zoom Call - Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 7:00 pm EST
Racial Equity Habits and Change
Weekly Zoom Call - Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7:00 pm EST
Dr. Jim Longo is an award-winning teacher and professor who has taught throughout the United States, and in Austria, Brazil, and Costa Rica. He has served as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at Alpen-Adrian University in Austria and is a member National Screening Committee of the Fulbright Institute of International Education. As the past Chair of the Education Department at Washington and Jefferson College he integrated the principles of Restorative Practice in all teacher training and community outreach programs. Dr. Longo has worked with the Restorative Practice Forum of Northern Ireland, Restorative Practices Ireland, TIDES Training and Consultancy in Belfast, NI, and Mediators Beyond Borders International. He has been a coach, athletic director, and an educational consultant in private practice . As a public-school teacher for over a decade he taught history, psychology, and Peace Studies courses. Professor Longo earned his doctorate in Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments from Harvard University and his master’s degree in Curriculum Writing and Design from Webster University. He is the author of eight books and has been nominated for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from Yale University and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
David Ryan Bunting, M.Ed., has been an award-winning elementary teacher, working in socio-economically and racially diverse schools in both Memphis, Tennessee and Washington, Pennsylvania. Professor Bunting is currently earning his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Duquesne University. His research focus is on the implementation of restorative practices into a teacher certification program. Professor Bunting is an instructor in the Education Department at Washington and Jefferson College and is integrating the principles of Restorative Practice in all teacher training and community outreach programs. He has worked alongside international mediator and award-winning Peace prize recipient Mary Montague in the United States and Northern Ireland on Restorative Practice and in schools, alternative schools, and communities throughout western Pennsylvania. He is serving on the Healing-Empowerment-Advocacy-Learning-Prevention-Action (HEAL PA) Trauma-Informed Pennsylvania Leadership Team (Education Subcommittee).
Dr. Marissa Capuzzi-Schimizzi is a former elementary education teacher and current professor in the Education Department at Washington and Jefferson College. At the college, she collaborates with colleagues to implement restorative practices in their education courses and work. Dr. Capuzzi-Schimizzi has experience in both coaching and counseling and integrates practices that support social and emotional learning and growth. She earned her doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Waynesburg University and has master’s degrees in the fields of education and counseling.
Register for the program. We just need to collect your email address and a few other things to make sure you receive notifications about the program.
Begin with Day 1. There will be a mix of things to read and videos to watch - all supporting the topic of the day.
>> Click here for a Learning & Reflection Chart to log your thoughts and feelings.
At the end of each week, there will be a moderated zoom call to discuss thoughts on the content from the week, with the hope that we all broaden our understanding of race and equity.
No, the program is free and open to the public.
Yes, it is free and open to the public.
Registration is how we send out the invite for the weekly moderated calls. Additional content and any changes to the program will also be emailed.
Registration is how we send out the invite for the weekly moderated calls. So, you will need to register for each person that plans to attend on a separate device. If you're able gather around your computer, you only need one registration.
No worries! You can work through the program at your own pace. To get the most out of the weekly moderated calls, try to do the previous week's assignments prior to the call.
Yes! We encourage as much participation as you can give. No one will be checking your work. 😉
Keep working through the program and join us on the next one!
Try using a different browser to access the resource you're struggling with. If that still doesn't work, you might have to google that topic to find another way to access it. Unfortunately the committee doesn't have the bandwidth to troubleshoot access issues, but please still plan to attend the weekly calls, even if you haven't been able to see everything.
The weekly moderated calls are the best way to provide feedback. In addition, we will offer a survey to participants at the end.
This program will be accessible even after the 21-days have passed. The only difference is there will not be weekly moderated calls. You could certainly do it at any time with a group of friends and have your own weekly discussions.
Minna Allison, Maggie Cameron, Sue Deegan, Stacey Jones, Jocelyn Lynch, Amy Petro and April Ragland