Book study series: connect virtually with teachers and educational support providers (ESPs) across Wisconsin
Racism is the result of a complex interplay of individual attitudes, collective social values, and institutional practices. When we begin to better understand these forces, examine our own implicit bias’s and take small or large action there is movement forward to irradiate racism in our schools and in our society.
Institutional racism and racial justice are two of many areas impacting our schools, our community, our world. Educators rarely the opportunity to discuss the impact of institutional racism and racial justice in education or explore ways of creating systemic change. The WEA Academy virtual book studies are intended to provide the safe space needed for authentic discussions that allow us to seek understanding, reflect on our self-awareness/knowledge, and work through discomfort so we can discover actionable steps for creating change together
Join your colleagues around the state in one of three book studies facilitated by nationally renowned Restorative Practices expert and strategist Chauna Perry-Finch.
Book Club Structure
Participants are asked to commit to three tasks: 1) select and read a book, 2) connect 4 times online with teachers and ESPs across Wisconsin in a virtual format, and 3) explore ways you can address institutional racism and advocate for racial justice
Cost to WEAC members is $8.00 which includes the book of your choice, shipping and handling, and technical access to book club discussions. Non members may participate at a cost of $60 on a space available basis.
Book Titles and Dates
Book Club will be held on Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. with the expectation of ending between 7:30-8:00 p.m.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Meeting Dates: January 25, February 8, 22 and March 8.
Registration deadline, Monday, January 15, 2018.
by Bryan Stevenson
Meeting Dates: March 22, April 5, 19 and May 3.
Registration deadline Monday, March 12, 2018.
by Michelle Alexander
Meeting Dates: June 14, 28, July 12, 26.
Registration deadline Monday, June 4, 2018.