we are (working to extend anti-racist education)

PURPOSE

The purpose of we are (working to extend anti-racist education) is to equip students, parents, and educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the complexity of racism and to extend anti-racist education with the ultimate goal of dismantling systemic racism. Using a combination of week-long summer camps for students, professional development for teachers, and workshops for parents, we are provides a three pronged approach to addressing racial inequities in schools.

7 POINT THRUST

we are's objectives are to:
  1. FOSTER healthy racial identities in both youth and adults 
  2. BUILD a historical understanding of racial constructs
  3. PROMOTE civic engagement and allyship with people of color on issues of racial justice
  4. DEVELOP strategies, techniques, and curriculum which extend anti-racist practices
  5. EQUIP families with tools and resources which extend anti-racist practices in the home and community
  6. CONDUCT research on the effectiveness of anti-racist education training
  7. USE research to inform local, state, and national policy regarding anti-racist education

Learn more about we are and read we are's blog here