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Black Lives Matter. Racial Justice in Early Childhood Education - Shared screen with speaker view
Emily Meyer
30:03
Rabbi Emily Meyer, Pittsburgh, PA
Sheri Brown
30:05
sheri - rockville md
Ariela Ronay-Jinich
30:14
Ariela Ronay-Jinich (Berkeley, Ohlone-Chochenyo territory)
Denise Moyes-Schnur
30:15
Denise Moyes-Schnur from the Jewish Federation in the San Francisco bay area
Abby Aloni
30:17
Abby Aloni, Head of Early Childhood at Bernard Zell in Chicago
Maura Bell
30:26
Maura, PIttsburgh, Pre-K reggio teacher
Kristina Carstens
30:27
Kristina Carstens from Milwaukee, wi
rachel ahitow
30:32
Rachel Ahitow, Bernard Zell in Chicago
Sharon Sherry
30:36
Sharon Sherry from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Ray Sherman
30:40
Liz Sherman BJE Wilmette IL
Lisa P
30:42
Lisa Plotkin from the Weinstein JCC in Richmond, VA
Carla Friend
30:46
Carla Friend from Tkiya in Brooklyn, NY
Ray Sherman
30:49
Ray Sherman @JCYS Wicker Park Chicago, IL
Rhianon Wood-Snyderman
30:53
Rhianon, Seattle, Education Director
Shelli Patt
30:53
Shelli - Evanston IL
Kerin Robins
30:56
Kerin Robins, Marlene Meyerson JCC in NYC, NY
Bryce Tallon
31:10
Bryce Tallon, Beth Shalom ELC in Pittsburgh PA, 2’s teacher
Rona Wolfe
31:19
Rona Wolfe- Milwaukee, WI
gittel goodman
31:19
Gittel Goodman, Gan Preschool Director, Bay Area
Dawn Kowal
31:43
Dawn Kowal - Richmond VA
Shelli Patt
31:43
Shelli Patt, Early Childhood Director,Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston IL
Ray Sherman
32:17
Erev Tov
michelle mark
32:47
michelle mark- Pittsburgh, pa, beth shalom
Stephen Figurasmith
33:04
Stephen Figurasmith, Tkiya Music, New York
Sasha Kopp
33:18
Here is the link to learn more about the CoP: https://www.jparadigm.org/store/p41/Racial_Justice_in_the_Jewish_ECE_Classroom%3A_A_Community_of_Practice.html
Julissa Perez
34:16
Julissa Perez Chicago Il
Ray Sherman
34:48
Sireasa Martin-JCYS Wicker Park
Stephen Figurasmith
37:20
Hi Megan! Hi Kate! So excited to “be here”. Thank you for doing this!!!
Anna Hartman
40:15
“we go slow to go fast”
Kristina Carstens
41:00
In Milwaukee Public Schools we are 100% virtual for the first 30-45 school days.
Orli Pinsberg
41:22
hello from saint Louis!
Anna Hartman
41:31
“with all of these, you get to consent or not”
Anna Hartman
50:55
—spending time getting grounded, checking in with how we are feeling. Helpful in getting ready to talk about racism.
Anna Hartman
52:06
—Megan and Kate, I am doing some note taking in the chat; if I get anything wrong, do correct me!
Anna Hartman
53:44
—story of “hold your question for later.” realization that I sometimes push down feelings. I appreciate an invitation to notice and recognize feelings I experience.
Anna Hartman
54:43
—reflecting on the video: how is racism playing out in this scenario?
Anna Hartman
56:41
—Thank you, feelings! they give us so much information.
Anna Hartman
59:44
—Learning about race and racism by looking at Black people rather than at the self, the racial identity of white people
Anna Hartman
01:00:22
—looking back and knowing that something was wrong...with this missing piece.
Anna Hartman
01:00:38
—my relationship to my own identity, and to kids
Anna Hartman
01:01:03
—growing up in family risk averse. whereas kids will just go for it!
Anna Hartman
01:01:23
—oh my gosh—we can talk about ALL of this?!
Anna Hartman
01:01:39
—how I got here and why I do this work.
Anna Hartman
01:02:08
—being with 4 year olds, noticing (in their own words) structural racism
Anna Hartman
01:02:30
... and ableism, poverty, power
Orli Pinsberg
01:03:14
will you be able to send these notes?
Sheri Brown
01:03:15
the smarter you are, the fewer answers you think you have
Anna Hartman
01:03:48
—whereas we might not have answers (even with a PhD!), Megan has relationships with teachers, mentors, co-collaborators, esp Black women
Anna Hartman
01:04:53
—how did you get to your own self interest as a white person? why does that matter?
Anna Hartman
01:05:08
—“my self interest in ending racism”
Anna Hartman
01:05:31
—important time know why I am involved, not just to be a savior
Anna Hartman
01:08:49
—developing where I am today from my previous internalized ideas, what hearing from Black colleagues, how I can be a good anti racist.
Anna Hartman
01:09:03
—I actually have to stand up for
Anna Hartman
01:09:07
myself
Anna Hartman
01:10:12
—Part of being anti racist meant i had to speak up from my own position, when I experienced sexism
Anna Hartman
01:10:26
—finding a place in my gut from which to speak
Anna Hartman
01:10:54
—helping me find the feeling, not holding back feelings
Alana Levitt
01:11:43
https://www.blmla.org/guiding-principles
Orli Pinsberg
01:11:47
thanks, Sasha! you too! :)
Anna Hartman
01:12:17
—intersectionality—we all have a stake in undoing all forms of oppression
Alana Levitt
01:12:49
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W84wzvrCCEGes7eGXKlyKr4vu9V09hEH/view
Anna Hartman
01:13:11
—if we want children to stand up, engage in attitudes that are anti bias, we have to do the work ourselves.
Anna Hartman
01:13:47
—the work is for adults and for children. a teacher on her own anti bias journey is the most powerful.
Anna Hartman
01:14:03
—it is beyond a prop or a lesson plan.
Anna Hartman
01:15:23
—when I have that clench in my chest and I put it to the side, what happens? how does that look? what happens to me when I receive feedback? how to not go into shame, when other person is just trying to give feedback and help me.
Anna Hartman
01:16:11
—what does it mean to not get defensive? or to say I don’t know, I will get back to you. helpful skills.
Anna Hartman
01:16:28
—getting on the same page about definitions is a core strategy.
Anna Hartman
01:16:39
—More that we can do together!
Anna Hartman
01:17:01
—via strong relationships and shared analysis. eg race, power, equity
Anna Hartman
01:17:16
—defining race.
Anna Hartman
01:18:36
—used to think race was immutable.
Anna Hartman
01:19:50
—system of classifying people, that people created it. made up by white people in Europe. this system was created and it hurts people, still hurts them. (as a definition for children)
Anna Hartman
01:21:15
—Racism is harmful for EVERYONE
Anna Hartman
01:21:28
—name and undo that harm.
Anna Hartman
01:21:47
—noticing patterns and being able to talk about what they see.
Anna Hartman
01:22:36
—how to open the door to conversation about systemic racism and invite children and families into the analysis
Julissa Perez
01:23:19
maybe asking them what do they think racism is? just to see what they say first before opening up such a sensitive topic
Anna Hartman
01:23:34
—centering the beauty of blackness and brownness in art. Brown-skinned dolls only, perhaps. see what questions emerge.
Anna Hartman
01:24:25
—Main characters who are people of color—are they present in our books? we would always we analyzing what we read from then on.
Anna Hartman
01:25:08
—racial equity lens. to equip children with this from a young age.
Anna Hartman
01:25:47
—looking at racism as having many different manifestations, and their interconnectedness
Anna Hartman
01:30:51
—If I just freeze, no one will notice anything! self-righteousness does not help. rather, building sense of self and history of activism are healthy focuses.
Anna Hartman
01:32:24
—what have I internalized? I am used to being compared favorably to people of color. accustomed to seeing aspects of myself represented everywhere. we have internalized norms without noticing.
Anna Hartman
01:33:41
—“we are just so worried that the one child of color has low self esteem.” look, instead, at why the white kids in the class feel normalized. what and who are present or represented in the environment.
Anna Hartman
01:34:48
—the bar is low for me as an anti racist. it is one thing to change out the books. achieving equity in hiring is another. helpful that the bar keeps moving.
Anna Hartman
01:35:27
—now need to create communities that affirm black lives.
Anna Hartman
01:35:51
—this webinar as a little milestone on all of our racial justice journeys.
Ariela Ronay-Jinich
01:36:32
Can you please talk about how you involve parents when a child expresses a racist attitude in the classroom -
Kate Engle (she/her)
01:36:41
https://www.rootedkids.org/about-me
Carolyn Jackson
01:38:40
I know Racism is wrong in Every Way and Aspect, but is still being accepted and covered up. My question is how do we drastically but positively improve or put An End this inhumane degrading system moving forward? It PASS Time!
Anna Hartman
01:39:26
—Appropriate limit setting is something we need to get serious about. when harm happens, there needs to be repair work done. this is a behavior that causes harm; here are practices we have in the classroom; what do you have at home? often child’s words are a question.
Anna Hartman
01:41:13
—books. let’s talk about genres. displays of children in countries around the world to represent multicultural. how to represent diversity in the United States, cities across Africa.
Anna Hartman
01:42:02
—the idea of “this is all about love” is less exciting to me than other kinds of books—rich, authentic stories of people of color.
Anna Hartman
01:42:41
—A couple great books for intro to this work. but they are not enough.
Anna Hartman
01:42:54
—must talk about race—not just skin color.
Anna Hartman
01:44:27
—think about books that are culturally authentic, specific, rather than books by white authors with illustrations of children of color, names that would seem to be of children of color
Anna Hartman
01:45:06
—Colorblindness as a concept needs to be considered critically. can do that aloud without children.
Anna Hartman
01:45:36
—“I’m having a feeling about this picture; is anyone else having that feeling?
Anna Hartman
01:46:12
—Story of Amazing Grace book, evolution
Anna Hartman
01:49:03
—want people to find words that they want to describe their identity. ways to use words to describe our skin. notice the patterns we see. how do I describe myself, how to model that when someone else describes us we do get to describes ourselves. “You can tell us about your skin.” a lot of noticing in the children’s books we have—are they similar to our school and our communities? if I understand white as a racial identity, this is a conversation I can have anywhere.
Anna Hartman
01:49:31
—in an all-white classroom, there Re probably many parents who have never considered their own identity.
Anna Hartman
01:50:48
—Resources: What is all the children are white (book)
Sasha Kopp
01:50:54
https://www.amazon.com/What-All-Kids-White-Multicultural/dp/0807752126
Anna Hartman
01:51:14
—NAEYC’s recent position statement on equity and the responsibility of all educators
Carolyn Jackson
01:51:39
I been there, black girl moves into a predominantly neighborhood and a white high school. I had developed STRONG TOUGH SKIN so fast. We have to be strong, mind, body and soul that was so much pressure in itself. I saw this and I wondered, "Being navie to racism doesn't exclude you it only make you uneducated". What are your thoughts on this?
Anna Hartman
01:52:43
thank you for this comment, Carolyn!
Taunya Jeffries
01:53:26
thanks for transparency:)
Carolyn Jackson
01:54:26
Your welcome...Thank you all for doing this. It is very important and NECESSARY
Carolyn Jackson
01:54:42
Absolutely
Anna Hartman
01:54:54
—we respect children. we need to join them on this journey.
Sasha Kopp
01:55:10
https://www.jparadigm.org/store/p41/Racial_Justice_in_the_Jewish_ECE_Classroom%3A_A_Community_of_Practice.html
Sasha Kopp
01:55:57
Please consider doing this on-going, important, work with us this year.
Anna Hartman
01:56:10
We invite you all to sign up! do this for yourself!
Becca Segal
01:56:10
I know this was a free webinar but is there a way to compensate Megan and Kate for their time?
Alana Levitt
01:56:21
Thank you, looking forward to learning and engaging more in the CoP!
Carla Friend
01:56:28
Thank you so much!
Carla Friend
01:56:41
We look forward to seeing you at the community of practice :)
Anna Hartman
01:56:48
@Becca, we are on it! this has been agreed upon from the beginning and the Paradigm Project is paying our presenters.
Ilana Friedman
01:56:54
Thank you!
Abby Aloni
01:57:00
Thank you! This was wonderful.
Sasha Kopp
01:57:04
Yes it’s recorded! The recording and resources will be shared on the Paradigm Project page soon
Becca Segal
01:57:08
Thank you @Anna :)
Maura Bell
01:57:08
I so appreciated the emotional labor in this session. Learned so much!
Becca Segal
01:57:45
@Maura yes agreed
Rhianon Wood-Snyderman
01:58:06
Thank you!
Becca Segal
01:58:51
OMG THAT IS SO SECRETLY EMPOWERING <3
rachel ahitow
01:59:16
Thank you!!
Lisa P
01:59:22
Thank you! This was really engaging and fascinating. Aliza, great thought “looking forward to the person you’re going to become..” through the hard intentional work to be better people.
Anna Caplan
01:59:25
Thank you!!
Carolyn Jackson
01:59:26
I am an African American educator from Baltimore MD, now I am teaching at a Jewish Preschool in VA. I live Racism daily. My more worries are for my children, especially- my 22 yrs. old son and grandchildren.
Helen Morgenstern
01:59:33
Thank you!
Mariah Moseley
01:59:39
Thank you both good night :)
Becca Segal
01:59:48
Thank you so much for this