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April 23

The Language of Equity

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We are excited to feature Mica Pollock as the next presenter in our Equity-Forward Forums webinar. Pollock’s recent publication Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About – and To—Students Every Day pinpoints the key role of language in educators’ work. Register today to join this webinar exploration of how diverse education communities can come together to promote equity and collaborate in student support. 

This webinar series is sponsored by SWIFT Education Center through the US Department of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program, Grant #U423A180029.
Who Can Attend
Any school or district employee, particularly educators, can register and attend. Expect to meet educators from SWIFT partner sites from across the nation in breakout rooms and chats.

April 23, 2021
Time: noon-1pm (Central)
The Language of Equity
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Mica Pollock

Anthropologist, Professor of Education Studies, Author, and Director of the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at UC San Diego, Mica Pollock is nationally recognized for her work emphasizing educators’ crucial role in daily antiracist efforts. In her recent book, Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About – and To—Students Every Day, Pollock embeds antiracism in the quest to “communicate for equity,” synthesizing her two decades of research and practice to help educators redesign talk for equity and antiracism in their schools. Through research based in schools, districts, cities, universities, community organizations, and the government, Pollock has created award-winning writing and tools expressly designed to support educators in antiracist and pro-diversity dialogue and action within schools. Her newest project designed with educator partners, #USvsHate (usvshate.org), engages educators and students in proactive dialogues, then public anti-hate messaging. Pollock’s current work at CREATE explores with colleagues how networks of conversation partners can leverage a university to create K-20 local opportunities to learn.
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