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EDUCATE and train school staff, students, and families about equity issues.

Below are actions to further educate and train our community on racial inequities and our responsibility in closing the opportunity gap. These actions were generated by community caucuses during the Choosing Equity Series. Progress on each action is described.

The following list is not all-inclusive – we want to hear your ideas!

 

Address Asheville’s historical trauma.
Teach students pre-colonial history.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of People of Color on May 16, 2018

HAppening

  • Asheville City Schools Foundation is granting funds to retell local history at Asheville Middle School.


Participate in local community trainings.
Educate ourselves about inequities, equity, and privilege.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of People of Color on May 16, 2018

HAppening

  • Asheville City Schools Foundation staff and Board of Directors participated in the Hood Huggers tour

  • Integrated Comprehensive Strategies

planning

  • Help fund Asheville City Schools training opportunities


Remove whiteness as the standard.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of People of Color on May 16, 2018

Happening

  • Hanif Abdurraqib annual speaker event

  • Book Club

  • Teacher Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS)

  • Integrated Comprehensive Systems Implementation

planning

  • UNC Asheville Representational Project


Ask questions, seek positive collaboration, and remain informed.

This idea was contributed by Asheville City Schools staff on May 16, 2018

Happening

  • Supper with the Super


Provide resources and education on the history of marginalization, community data, and examples of success.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of Parents with Privilege on May 16, 2018

Planning

  • UNC Asheville Representational Project


Have uncomfortable conversations in comfortable places.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of Parents with Privilege on May 16, 2018

HAPPENING

  • The Asheville City Schools Foundation is hosting a book club for parents – Learn more.