This extrapolation of research forefronts Black female leadership from school communities who leverage an antiracist political agenda to address the racial achievement gap. Each of the school leaders from this panel make use of components from the "Equity and Excellence for All" agenda in the boroughs of NYC with the greatest economic hardships. The "Equity and Excellence for All" political agenda is a series of programs and mandates designed to improve student achievement through an antiracist, equity driven lens. During the panel session, guests will share their navigation of remote learning, Back to School 2020, and antiracist policy implementation during a time of global health crisis. A confluence of policy, education and equity, this research is a subset of a larger body of work that prioritizes data from the vantage point of students, teachers and school leaders.
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free: Black Women Equity Warriors in New York City Schools is intended to create a platform for the narratives of Black female leaders in K-12 schools. The workshop will highlight the role that race and gender play in the lives of women who have chosen to work in the field of education and how they traverse the double consciousness of self. This panel and workshop was intended to extend the practicality of research by forging a space for research to immediately inform the practice of the participants.
• Raevan Askew, Principal
• Samantha Pugh, Chief Academic Officer
• Cara Tait-Fanor, Principal
• Kameca Waugh, Principal
Moderated by Tanishia Williams, doctoral candidate in Public and Urban Policy at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.
We hope you can join us!