How to have important conversations...
What is Courageous Conversation?
As quoted on their website, "Founded by Glenn E. Singleton in 1992, Pacific Educational Group is committed to achieving racial equity in the U.S. and beyond. We engage in sustained partnerships featuring training, coaching and consulting with organizations to transform beliefs, behaviors, and results so people of all races can achieve at their highest levels and live their most empowered and powerful lives.
COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION™ is our award-winning protocol for effectively engaging, sustaining and deepening interracial dialogue. Through our Framework for Systemic Racial Equity Transformation, PEG is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations address persistent racial disparities intentionally, explicitly, and comprehensively.
Why Examine and Address Race? Race matters—in our nation and around the world. It is critical that we address racial issues in order to uncover personal and institutional biases that prevent all people, and especially people of color, from reaching their fullest potential. COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION™ serves as the essential strategy for systems and organizations to address racial disparities through safe, authentic, and effective cross-racial dialogue."
Credit for quote taken from Courageous Conversations
These four central agreements lay the foundation of the Courageous Conversations philosophy and approach. Teachers across the county will receive training in this methodology in order to support their work with students in the classroom
Empowering Educators Overview
Let's create a brave space!
Who Do We See?
Using Books to Have Conversations about Race
How to talk about the text...
Click here for discussion topics and questions to consider after reading the "Red: A Crayon's Story" with your child.
Resources to Support Difficult Conversations
Check out this great resource provided by First Book and Pizza Hut to help support teachers and parents in supporting these important conversations:
Facing History and ourselves:
This program has a range of tools that classrooms teachers can use to help create safe spaces including how to work with students to create class contracts. They also have a great checklist fo teacher to use in thinking through the process of preparing for difficult conversations.
The ideas and tools in this updated version of Fostering Civil Discourse: How Do We Talk About Issues That Matter? are designed to help you prepare your students to engage in civil discourse, whether you are teaching in-person, remotely, or transitioning between the two.
We know these conversations are challenging- here is another great family resource: