Confronting Race and Poverty in Schools & Classrooms Target Audience: Parents, Students, Educators, & Community Members
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District in collaboration with Ann Arbor Public Library is proud to present the first session of the Responsive Mathematics Institute Community Forum. The Community Forum is an opportunity for parents and community members to examine students' experiences in the mathematics classroom from an equity perspective. Participants will explore the following questions:
Where are inequities present in Washtenaw County?
Why is it important to consider the influence of race and racism in education?
Why is it important to consider the influence of poverty in education?
How can we work together, to expand the educational opportunities available to all students?
The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Richard Milner from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Milner has authored several books including Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms and Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms.
The Responsive Mathematics Institute is made possible by funding from the MI STEM Advisory Council grant