Dr. Thomas López and Commissioner Infante-Green in online roundtable
“In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and the long-over due racial reckoning we are facing as a nation, now more than ever, our schools are required to be ground zero for dismantling oppressive systems.”
That’s how Head of School Noni Thomas López led off an energetic roundtable on race, equity and education this afternoon with guests that included Commissioner Infante-Green, Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as classroom educators drawn from Providence classrooms.
The conversation got into specific action steps very quickly, including plans for antiracist curricula in Providence Public Schools, strategies for reporting incidents of racism and abuse in schools, and supporting educators of color.
The event was produced by Hill City Church, and the full video is embedded above and available on their Facebook page - the program starts near the 2:50 mark.
More antiracist resources at www.gordonschool.org/antiracismresources