CBV has the distinct privilege of partnering with the leaders at BMEsTalk to focus on creating protocols that foster equity-centered teaching and leadership in our schools, colleges, and institutions of learning. Through this partnership, we’re facilitating the change that’s needed to raise up future black educators and empower those of today.
Equity: The condition that would be achieved if one’s identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares. (Adapted from Center for Assessment and Policy Development)
Facilitation: Help bring about. (Merriam-Webster)
Equity-Centered Facilitation: To help bring about the conditions within a group, so that one’s identity does not predict how they will engage in a learning experience.
By working with BMEsTalk, we’re able to start conversations in schools that will:
- Address issues black male educators face daily both personally and professionally.
- Strengthen black male educators and remind them of their purpose.
- Establish professional relationships with other black educators and strengthen those with non-BIPOC colleagues.
Our society needs a stronger presence of black male educators that embrace their unique set of skills and life experiences. By focusing on equity and showing how it has been lacking in the educational arena for years, we can ensure that future black leaders are empowered to lead and inspire without being held back by racial inequities.
How We Work with BMEsTalk
We help develop leaders during BMEsTalk Leadership Labs, a series of virtual workshops in which BMEs can hone their leadership and facilitation skills. Participants are taught how to design and lead equity-centered learning experiences for their students, parents, and fellow educators.
By equipping BMEs during our leadership labs, we’re able to send like minded educators back into our communities to facilitate equity-centered
conversations and protocol.