Cultural Humility & Equity

Racial justice and other forms of social justice are central to our approach. We believe that if practices, procedures, and policies are not racially just, they are not trauma-informed.

 

We come from diverse cultural groups with different levels of power and privilege that affect what traumas and stressors we experience, how we react to these adversities, and how others respond to us when we need help. 

 

When we are open to understanding the trauma and adversity caused by historical and present-day structural oppressions and hold ourselves accountable to counteracting these forces as individuals and institutions, we can work together to mitigate these harms, and equity is enhanced.

 

For information about cultural humility, click here.

For resources around promoting equity and racial justice, see below.

 

 

Web Resources for Promoting Equity and Racial Justice:

Books on Promoting Equity and Racial Justice for Educators and Other School Staff

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (Zaretta Hammond)
  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Christopher Emdin)
  • The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation (Fania Davis)
  • Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools (Glenn Singleton)
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We Think, Feel, and Do (Jennifer Eberhardt)
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist (Ibram X. Kendi)