COSEBOC is excited to extend you an invitation to our annual For Principals Only (FPO) session on April 26, 2017 at the 11th Annual Gathering in Austin, TX. This year’s theme, Boys and Young Men of Color: Innovators, Creators, and Game Changers, presents key questions for us as a community:
To support principals as they delve into these complex questions and design practices for their schools that support the emergence of game changers, we have created an interactive learning experience with DEEP's (Disruptive Equity Education Project) CEO/Founder Dr. Darnisa Amante. Dr. Amante will engage our leaders using DEEP's research-driven equity framework. During the 4-hour session, we will explore the adaptive and complex challenges of leading for racial equity.
Over the course of our time together, we will:
FPO participants will have the option to attend a 90 minute follow-up workshop with Dr. Amante to plan for next steps on Thursday, April 27.
Dr. Darnisa Amante, as an educational and racial equity strategist, is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and experiential ways to transform organizational and school culture on issues of racial equity. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante has honed her expertise of culture and communities of color with school and organizational leaders to build capacity in racial equity, parent engagement and design and implementation of equity-based initiatives for leaders, students, and parents.
As the CEO of the Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP), Dr. Amante and her team support individuals and organizations using an innovative race and equity framework. This framework and its accompanying toolkit assists schools and organizations in their efforts to surmount the adaptive challenges that arise when working towards racial equity and creating teams that strive together for equitable outcomes. Dr. Amante believes that such challenges can be mitigated using one's purpose; storytelling; and by doing the deep inner work that makes tackling issues of equity, racial equity, and parent engagement so complex for individuals and teams.