Our Girls, Our World
Our Girls, Our World Webinar Series
Following the widespread protests against police violence and the growing visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement, many Americans are learning more about how our history of racism continues to shape society for Black and Brown people. As a friend of WSG and supporter of our mission, you may be wondering how the issues in the news impact students, graduates, and their families. You may also be overwhelmed by the vast amount of scholarship and not know where to start investigating topics in racial equity. Introducing: “Our Girls, Our World”, a seminar series presented by WSG President Dr. Beth Reaves, WSG Trustee Dr. Maranda Ward (Assistant Professor and Emerging Scholars Fellow at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences) and special guests. Our Girls, Our World will present an introduction to some of the complex racial equity topics that particularly impact our students and inform our educational approach. The seminar series is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about racial equity at WSG, especially those who are new to the conversation.
Our Girls, Our World: Racial Equity 101
November 6, 1:00pm on Zoom
The first session of Our Girls, Our World will break down some of the key terminology used in conversations about racial equity and racial justice. In recent months, we have seen terms like “systemic racism” and “anti-racism” enter the national lexicon, but what do these and other common terms actually mean? What are some examples of these terms in the real world, and particularly in education? Dr. Reaves and Dr. Ward will introduce these key concepts and connect them to how our students experience their communities. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation during the session.