Racism, Poverty & Navigating Impacts of COVID-19
This past year the VT-HEC’s Mission Investment Fund has supported the offering of a number of free webinars introducing the Equity Literacy Framework, focused on eliminating inequities brought on by racism and poverty, as well as webinars focused on resilience during the COVID19 pandemic.
A series of four webinars that provide foundational learning in equity literacy, as well as prepare educators, educational leaders, and equity specialists to cultivate equitable and just learning environments for all.
An Economic Justice Approach to Eliminating Socioeconomic Inequities in Schools, presented by Paul Gorski, with special guests Marceline DuBose, Taharee Jackson, and Jeff Sapp
Ridding Schools of Racism: From Equity Optics to Equity Action, presented by Taharee Jackson and Paul Gorski
Free Recorded Webinars on Managing Stress and Building Resilience
Stress and Resilience as we Navigate COVID-19
Building upon what we already know about stress and resilience, Dr. Joelle van Lent and Dr. Gillian Boudreau discuss how reducing the impact of fear supports our ability to learn, regulate, and sustain relationships.
We Made It Through the School Year – Now What?
Highlight the impact of uncertainty and unrest on individual and collective nervous system functioning, Dr. Joelle van Lent and Dr. Gillian Boudreau continue the conversation on framing our work with students, families, and coworkers during the pandemic.
Managing Stress and Building Resilience in Times of Crisis – Dave Melnick, LICSW, discusses stress and resilience during times of crisis, and offers tangible well-being ideas for professionals, parents, leaders, and kids.
In the coming year VT-HEC will continue a focus on learning opportunities and resources targeted to:
- creating gender-affirming environments,
- building restorative justice,
- addressing implicit bias and
- reducing the inequities related to poverty, disability, and race.