Brave Conversations 2.0: Black Lives Matter: June 10th, 7 - 8 pm

-Hosted by Diamond Skinner, Teacher, and Kate Gerson, CS Parent, Educator, President of Just Instruction
-June 10th, Wednesday, 7 - 8 pm via the Zoom Webinar format
Register in advance here  after which you'll receive a confirmation email with information on joining.
We'll also share the link during the preceding PA meeting before we transition from one to the other. 
We're excited to announce that Computer School is calling for a collective action to honor Juneteenth. Parents and students in the Computer School community will be invited to participate in collective action on June 19th in celebration of Juneteenth - a sacred and timely holiday in African American history.  
We're gathering this Wednesday, June 10th, from 7--8 pm, to announce this action, engage in brave conversation, and process a bit of the experience we've all had in recent weeks as the Black Lives Matter movement has reset our country's attention and intention regarding real civil rights for Black Americans. Come one and all for this powerful evening of discourse and expression so that our school community is set up to lead our friends, colleagues, and neighbors through this painful and hopeful time by acting together in honor of Juneteenth!  
We're looking forward to seeing you all there.
Our guest co-host, Kate Gerson, is the founder and President of Just Instruction, a consulting group focused on instructional quality, professional learning, college readiness, and the deconstruction of systemic racism in the public and private sectors.  Kate has been the architect of successful startup organizations with scaled impact, large-scale professional learning events, and transformation opportunities for organizations and systems concerned with confronting racism and inequity. She was the founding CEO of UnboundEd, where she established a powerful vision and fostered strong relationships with system leaders, philanthropies, and organizations across the country.  
She built a national reputation around the transformational experience of the Standards Institute where educators find urgency and information regarding systemic racism in American schools. Previously, Kate was a Senior Fellow at the Regents Research Fund, where she led New York State’s academic projects (EngageNY) under Secretary John B King Jr. Earlier, she was Executive Director at New Leaders, the founding principal of a model transfer high school for over-aged and-under-credited students in South Brooklyn, NYC, and began her career as an award-winning high school English teacher in Indianapolis Public Schools.
Diamond Skinner and Kate Gerson:
Here is the document I sent out to the community with more on
On June 11th at 2 pm, ET, you can join RISE in a dialogue with Tiki Barber on EQUALITY vs. EQUITY.

As part of RISE's Digital Learning Series, educational activities and a panel discussion hosted by NFL great Tiki Barber to discuss how equality and equity are two processes through which, as a society, we try to achieve fairness. Though often used interchangeably, equality and equity are quite different.

To help guide the conversation, three anonymous poll questions for you to answer are at the link below in advance of the webinar, which explores the concepts and the similarities and differences of equality and equity. Joining Barber will be additional professional athletes and leaders in sports who are using their platforms to advance race relations.

Please click here for the poll questions 

Join us tomorrow at 2 p.m using this Link to Webinar to MSTeams meeting!