If you recognize how the deep roots of systemic oppression, namely racism, impact your work as an educator, this series of professional development is for you! In this series, DOING Racial Justice in Education, we will examine the intersection of your impact as an educator and the deep roots of systemic racism. In both PART A: Teaching & Learning Liberated and PART B: Amplifying & Centering BIPOC Students' Stories we will address knowledge/mindsets and skills/tools for continually growing as antiracist educators and in our ability to serve all BIPOC students—particularly those who are poverty-impacted and those with exceptionalities.  

In the first two sessions of PART A: Teaching & Learning Liberated, we will use the Network for EdWork @ TAF's framework of Liberation Pedagogy to help you name where you are in your journey for liberation and cultivate a meaningful plan for how you actualize your teaching and leading as liberated. Whether you are just starting your journey and not sure what liberation looks like, or you are well versed and could (or have) written the book on it, this pedagogy is intentional in making space for all learners. 

Liberation is a process that starts with you readily and continually assessing and addressing racism. After defining and planning for our personal journeys in PART A: Teaching & Learning Liberated, in PART B: Amplifying & Centering BIPOC Students' Stories, we will look at the stories and experiences of BIPOC students and families to glean insight on how to best support their educational journeys.


By the end of the training educators will:
Understand the framework of Liberation Pedagogy and how it can be used as a tool for antiracist teaching and leading;
ave additional language and tools for thinking about, talking about, and doing antiracism and being antiracist educators; and
Develop a plan for their individual journey to liberation as educators.

Session 1 | October 20, 4–5:30 p.m.
Learning: What is Liberation for You

Session 2 | January 26, 4–5:30 p.m.
Doing: How to Engage Liberatory Practices 


By the end of the training educators will:
Know how to use stories/storytelling as a tool for antiracism;
Have a better understanding of and more tools for supporting BIPOC students in the areas of distance learning, exceptionality, and antiracist instruction; and
Have a plan for their individual commitment to liberation in their teaching/leading practice.

Session 1 | March 9, 4–6 p.m.
Storytelling as a Tool for Liberation 

Session 2 | April 13, 4–6 p.m.
Using Storytelling to Inform Your Antiracist Practice

$149 Part A: Teaching & Learning Liberated (Session 1 & Session 2) OR Part B: Amplifying & Centering BIPOC Students' Stories (Session 1 & Session 2)

Special rate of $224 for both Part A: Teaching & Learning Liberated & Part B: Amplifying & Centering BIPOC Students' Stories (must register for both sessions up front to receive discounted rate).  

This PD may be eligible for Title II or Title IV funding. This PD also aligns with the Course of Study 06 Equity for Paraeducators. Please contact your program director for more information.

One year membership to WSASCD included with registration. Note to current members: registration does not extend your membership.

You will receive a Zoom registration confirmation for each session you have registered for as soon as your online registration has been processed.

Clock Hours

Part A is eligible for 3 clock hours, Part B is eligible for 4 clock hours. Participants must be present in real time (for the full duration) of each session to be eligible for clock hours. 

Each session will be recorded, and paid registrants will be provided personal access (not shareable) to each recording post-event. Still wish to cancel? A $50 administrative fee applies to all cancellations. 

Contact Lisa Gehman at wsascd@wasa-oly.org with registration questions.
Contact Carrie Lam at 
carrielamascd@gmail.com with general event questions. 


Dr. Raedell Cannie 
Founder, Justice For All Everyday
Director, Network for EdWork (TAF)

Dr. Raedell oversees the Network for EdWork as whole, developing programming for educators of color and working with partner universities, districts, and nonprofits to support systems level change.


Saara Kamal
Program Manager, Martinez Fellowship (TAF)

Saara recruits and retains teachers of color and works with university partners to expand and support pathways for teachers of color to transform learning spaces to be equitable, antiracist, and healing. 


TAF Website: www.techaccess.org
Justice For All Website: www.justiceforalleveryday.com