Dare To Be Real

  • Dare To Be Real is a student led anti-racist leadership group. We meet on Wednesdays during advisory in room 2428.
     
    The purpose of Dare To Be Real is:
    • Identify and affirm students who are especially effective at navigating culturally or racially diverse settings and foster the growth of interracial allies
    • Develop and support a team of intercultural/interracial student leaders who will seek to eliminate systemic, cultural, and individual racism in their school and community
    • Empower young people as racial equity leaders with opportunities to facilitate discussion and engage in collaborative inquiry and cross-cultural learning experiences
    • Help students develop and understand their individual and collective racial identity

    Students who participate in Dare To Be Real will:

    • Engage in training to develop leadership will, skill, knowledge, and capacity
    • Participate in an Underground Railroad simulation and other experiential learning
    • Engage in and learn protocol for courageous conversations with interracial peers
    • Engage in local, regional, state, and national anti-racism leadership opportunities
    • Work on relationship, interpersonal conflict, and intercultural communication skill-building
    • Develop constructivist listening skills and engage in mindful inquiry
    • Engage in a dynamic and demanding learning experience with opportunities to apply their learning in authentic scenarios within their site and the district
    • Use literature/film/texts as a basis for shared inquiry
    • Engage in interactive lessons on stereotypes and race relations/tolerance/advocacy\
    • Participate in dramatizations, role plays, and presentations with peers and younger students
    • Develop a symbiotic mentorship relationships with adults and younger students
    • Develop a team that constructively advocates for each other and themselves
    • Identify opportunities for individual and systemic growth in racial and cultural equity
    • Develop a sense of cultural and racial identity through reflection/discussion with allies.

     

    Advisors: Sheri Chaffee-Johnson and Lindsay Lowther

    Email: sheri.chaffee-johnson@spps.org and lindsay.lowther@spps.org

    Phone: (651)-293-8800 x44513 (Chaffee-Johnson) and x45386 (Lowther)