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TEACH-IN on Antiracism in School Counseling

Virtual Conference • June 25 • 10AM—5PM

About the TEACH-IN on Antiracism in School Counseling

School counselors are often on the frontlines of combating racism, whether it be in P-12 or higher education settings. Racist and oppressive practices are systematically and structurally embedded within schools' policies, norms, and practices to the detriment of Black/Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Because of the central role they play in supporting students and establishing support systems focused on academic, social-emotional, and postsecondary development, school counselors are well-positioned to dismantle racist practices in schools and to ensure equitable outcomes and opportunities for all students.

This Teach-In will explore the systemic and structural presence of racism within the field of school counseling with an eye towards increasing participants’ understanding and ability to enact an anti-racist approach in their work. 

Teach-ins were popular during the 1960s and 70s as a way to bring experts together to discuss complex topics on university campuses for the purpose of sparking “action.” Embodying the spirit of previous Teach-ins, this Teach-In will be participatory, interactive, practical, and oriented toward “action.”

The Teach-In will be kicked off with a keynote address by Dr. Bettina Love, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Education at the University of Georgia. Dr. Love is the best-selling author of the book, "We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom." The day will include panels and discussion groups including counseling and education scholars, practitioners, and education justice advocates.

TEACH-IN on Antiracism in School Counseling Resouces

The following resources were provided by Dr. Lynette Henry:

The following resources were provided by Dr. Mandy Savitz-Romer:

Dr. Julia Bryan, Penn State University
Dr. Janice Byrd, Penn State University 
Dr. Norma Day-Vines, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Danielle R Duarte, Harvard University
Dr. Natalie Edirmanasinghe, Old Dominion University
Mr. Derek Francis, Minneapolis Public Schools 
Dr. Dana Griffin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Paul Harris, Penn State University
Dr. Trish Hatch, Hatching Results
Dr. Malik Henfield, Loyola University, Chicago
Dr. Lynette Henry, Fairfax Public Schools
Dr. Erik Hines, Florida State University
Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, American University
Dr. Kara Ieva, Rowan University
Dr. Kaprea Johnson, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Dr. Erin Chase McCarty Mason, Georgia State University
Dr. Renae Mayes, University of Arizona
Dr. Laura Owen, San Diego State University
Dr. Mandy Savitz-Romer, Harvard University
Dr. Ahmad R. Washington, University of Louisville
Dr. Joseph Williams, University of Virginia
Allison Worth, Graduate Student, Old Dominion University


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