A pair of virtual workshops that will include strategies to talk about and disrupt ongoing racism will be presented virtually later this month by the Parents Diversity Council and Bedford Embraces Diversity.
“Race and Identity: A Forum for Bedford’s Schools and Community” is scheduled for Wednesdays, March 24 and 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.
To register, connect via https://forms.gle/CFNfQpnZvUCmZr4TA.
The program will be facilitated by presenters from Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS), part of the EDCO collaborative. It is intended not only for teachers and parents but also for members of the community.
“Breakout group discussions intentionally will be a mix of the groups, providing opportunities to the different experiences and perspectives,” sponsors said.
According to the sponsors, participants also will discuss historical and contemporary examples of racism, and will learn about racial identity development. Residents are encouraged to register for either or both events.
IDEAS provides learning opportunities for educational institutions and other organizations through a variety of services aimed to help develop anti-racist practices.