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Equity Learning Series for SPPS Staff Begins May 3

The Office of Equity is excited for the second year of the Equity Learning Series that begins May 2021. Our May focus will again be in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This series will provide time for reflection, learning, and considerations as we continuously navigate the resurgence and challenge of Anti-Asian rhetoric and hate. 
The Guest Lecturer for the May series will be Dr. Vichet Chhuon, Associate Professor of Education and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. The session topics are listed below. 
  • May 3 - Asian American Identities & Experiences
  • May 10 - Racialization, Schooling, & "Model Minorities"
  • May 17 - Immigration Justice for Asian Americans: What Educators Must Know
Featured guests throughout the month will include Damu Vang; Hsajune Dyan; Jenny Srey, KaYing Yang, and Verna Wong
*Time - 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Please register for the May sessions on PowerSchool. Clock hours and TA-LC hours provided. Administrators who attend all May sessions will receive 4.5 clock hours from the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.

Course information:

#19615 EQUITY/MLR (P1, P3): Equity Learning Series

This course will run as four individual sections: May, June, July, and August. Each month's section will feature a guest facilitator ​who will lead 3 synchronous sessions. When you register for a section, you are registered for and will receive information about all 3 sessions that month. You are welcome to participate in as many sessions as you are able - attendance at all sessions and sections is not required to participant in this course. Credit is awarded to those who attend a session AND complete a post-session reflection form. We are not able to offer a make-up option for missed sessions. This course description will be updated each month with that month's session descriptions.

This event is open to all SPPS staff. Download the flyer.