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Leadership and Race Report Webinar Materials

This webinar was based on the recently released report How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice. Here is more information about the report:
Date: 9/28/10
Hosted by the Leadership Learning Community and the International Leadership Association

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Some Questions from Participants

  • When attempting to talk with others about structural racialization, people tend to glaze over and not understand - what is a simple way to describe it?
  • How do you deal with issues of resistance and oppression from other people of color?
  • Thoughts about racial justice and leadership in the context of ethnic groups? There is a lot of ethnic conflict, especially if there is funding involved and each group is pitted against each other to do work. How might we want to think about this given the research?
  • What is the role of professional development in fostering racial justice among education leadership? What are the current thoughts around what kinds of professional development are effective?
  • How do we erode institutions such as tenure in higher education that seem impervious to change although many of us view them as inherently racialized?
  • What are your opinions on the use of the word "tolerance" in schools to teach about equity and discrimination?
  • I work for a board that is racially, ethnically, gender and education diverse. But what happens is that each one ends of advocating for its own agenda. Does this contribute to structural racism?
  • How do the recommendations apply in particular to a) youth leadership and organizing and b) leadership within k-12 schools?
  • How do we educate our board, our stakeholders to understand and be motivated to continue doing this work for the long term? Especially given competing priorities, uncertainty and change in the environment. Should we be educating our organization as a piece of this work and investing the money into doing this? How can funders understand this?
  • What are the applications of this work to Higher Education, specifically to that of the identity development of college students as they are learning how to be advocates for themselves and others?
  • What is a good position for white allies to occupy, especially when they are hired into organizations to be a leader in racial justice work?

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  4. Are you interested in joining a work group to continue exploring some of the issues that came up, such as resistance? If so, please contact Natalia Castaneda for more information