MARCH 23 – CANCELLED – Courageous Conversation: Equity and Inclusion in the Schools, Eclipse Center

MARCH 23 Courageous Conversation, 5:30 at the Eclipse Center, Beloit.
a panel discussion with school administrators.  The topic will be
equity and inclusion in the schools 

Hi everyone, Our March 23 Courageous Conversations will be at the Community Action Training Center again – 27 Eclipse Center, Beloit.

      **The topic once again will be equity and inclusion in our school systems.  This time the guests will be administrators from local school districts.
        ** We had a great conversation in February – listening to youth talk about their school experience, and more – talking with them after the program.
          (15 youth, 35 adults).  **
       **Attached are links to some thought provoking pieces.  Let us know what you think.

For Courageous Conversations:

Here are three articles for us to think about:

Pitts writes about Stephen King’s comments about diversity at the Oscars.

Sheffield writes to affirm 1776 as the true “founding of America”.  (I think this sounds like “All lives matter” – the comment to devalue the point that “Black lives matter” was making: she sees the 1619 claim as trying to supplant 1776.  The people proposing 1619 are presenting an alternate reality for the sake of getting us to rethink America’s reliance on slave labor.  They know that 1776 will not go away.)

Hahna Yoon gives a quick tutorial and practical advice about microaggressions.  Check out the links in the article, too.


Leonard Pitts,

Janesville Gazette, January 19, 2020

“You create diversity by creating diversity”


Carrie Sheffield

Janesville Gazette, March 1, 2020

1619 & 1776


Hahna Yoon

New York Times, March 3, 2020

“How to Respond to Microaggressions

Should you let that comment slide, or address it head on? Is it more harm than it’s worth? We can help.”