In this workshop participants will learn about racial inequality in public schooling (how did we get to this place of inequity?) and explore how to respond in a productive way as parents and community members (where do we go from here?). Educator and researcher Linn Posey-Maddox will provide historical context and facilitate small group interactive discussion about the ways in which parent's/caregiver's engagement can shape children's concepts of race and inequity and contribute to (or counter) racial inequities in education.
Adult registration for this workshop is appreciated but not required. Child supervision may be available please contact Abby, Jane or Christina at the Sequoya Library at 608-266-6385 to reserve a childcare slot.(required)
About the presenter:
Linn Posey-Maddox is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Afro-American Studies. In her research she seeks to understand: 1) how social inequities linked to race, class, and place shape the school and community experiences of parents, students, and teachers and 2) how individuals and groups contribute to the production, reproduction, or challenging of educational inequities in their choices and everyday actions.
She is the author of When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education (University of Chicago Press).
This program is a part of a new series at Sequoya called "Let's Talk About It" which will encourage conversations about race, equity and fairness for parents, caregivers and educators of children 0-5th grade.