Friday, September 23, 2016

Fort Worth ISD Racial Equity Committee

I am proud to be a part of the Fort Worth ISD Racial Equity Committee. This committee will work on, develop, and recommend policy and priorities for addressing race and equity concerns in FWISD.

FWISD will be working with the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) using their training in Courageous Conversations. Founded by Glenn E. Singleton in 1992, the Pacific Educational Group is committed to achieving racial equity in education. They engage in sustained partnerships with educational organizations to transform beliefs, behaviors, and results so people of all races can achieve at their highest levels and live their most empowered and powerful lives. The Pacific Educational Group believes, "Systemic racism is the most devastating factor contributing to the diminished capacity of all children, especially children of color and American Indian children, to achieve at the highest levels, and contributes to the fracturing of the communities that nurture and support them." 

I have also personally attended the CBMCS training. The CBMCS training is based on rigorous research method and is a powerful diversity-training tool to take mental health practitioners and educators from cultural sensitivity to cultural competence. 

I am very excited to be a part of this work as FWISD moves forward to help ALL students!