Educate to Liberate (For Educators)-Online Course
Classes for Adults / Special Topics & Events -
Summer 2022 - Adult
Hope Speaks offers this six session virtual course to educators willing to examine the everyday policies and practices that produce racial disparities and uphold institutional systems of oppression. Participants will examine their relationships with White Supremacy, discipline practices, tracking, culturally relevant pedagogy, and more. This class is open to all educators looking to reflect on the ways they are complicit in maintaining the status quo.
This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.
Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
The HOPE Speaks Project began as an idea by two educators and moms who were struggling to engage their own young children in meaningful conversations about race and racism.
Through their own racial journeys and continual growth, co-founders, Kristen Pehl and Meghan Malone recognized the power of silence in maintaining the status quo and how well-intentioned white people sustain racist systems of oppression while believing in their innocence.
Inspired by the quote “Hope will never be silent” by human rights activist Harvey Milk, Kristen and Meghan were determined to begin an essential dialogue on the impact of race and racism using a family centered approach.
The goal was for families to engage with one another in honest, open, personal, and engaged (HOPE) conversations that would build the muscle to sit in discomfort and lead to collective actions that would disrupt the policies and practices that perpetuate systemic racism.