Antiracism Working Group for White Parents

The Antiracism Working Group for White Parents was founded by Gordon parents who wanted to actively support the anti-bias and multicultural education Gordon offers students by providing opportunities for white parents to examine their own racial identities and privilege, to uncover and challenge their own biases, and to develop anti-racism parenting skills.  

The group supports ongoing learning and peer leadership as a way to build white parent capacity in the fight against racism, at home, school, work and beyond.  

The leadership of this group collaborated with Gordon's Assistant Head of School and Gordon's Parents of Students of Color to create this series of parent dialogues for the 2020-2021 school year.

Community agreements

Make space/ take space, challenge yourself to listen or speak

Use “I” statements, speak from your own experience

Don’t assume other people’s kids, families, partners, communities are white

Check in when something rubs you the wrong way

We are responsible for building this learning space together

Email conversation

In addition to their monthly meetings, this group has been exchanging resources and processing ideas via email. Anyone who wishes to join the conversation should email:

Sarah Bowman at sarahbowmanmph@gmail.com or
Eli Nixon at ramshackleenterprises@gmail.com 

Online resources

Parents interested in antiracism work should also visit www.gordonschool.org/antiracismresources

 

The Antiracism Working Group for White Parents was formed in 2015 by a group of Gordon parents committed to making space for parents to continue learning about anti-racism parenting skills, what it means to hold white privilege, and being active in the fight against racism.  

Building on a number of conversations, including those around the 2015 Unpacking Race symposium, these parents worked with the Parents of Students of Color and the Gordon administration to create a program of activities that began in the fall of 2015. 
 
For more information, contact parents:

Sarah Bowman at sarahbowmanmph@gmail.com
 
Eli Nixon at ramshackleenterprises@gmail.com 

The first meeting of the year