We've all been there, that uncomfortable moment when you must decide whether to engage in a conversation about equity and belonging or let the moment pass. Such conversations can quickly trigger defensiveness and even aggression, which is not helpful and something none of us wants. Educators possess the skills for meaningful conversations; however, talking about equity and belonging can open a minefield. Few of us have sufficient experience and knowledge to be comfortable with the topic.
Now is your chance to begin taking part in those discussions. Join MNEA for Introduction to Conversations on Diversity and Belonging (Jan. 18), and decide if you would like to take part in the 6-part program (Feb. 8 and 22, March 8 and 29, April 12 and 26).